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Only as the Day Is Long
Dorianne Laux, 1952

Soon she will be no more than a passing thought,
a pang, a timpani of wind in the chimes, bent spoons… 109 more words


A's Quilt

Several years ago I met an upbeat, hard-laughing, intelligent woman in seminary. I had no idea then that our lives would connect in such powerful ways just a few years later. 646 more words


I’ve lost my Mum.

In every sense of the word lost; I can’t find her. I drive her car, I walk around our house, sit on her bed, wear her jumper, and yet I still can’t find her. 79 more words


the only thing—all—that's left.

The Sadness of Clothes
Emily Fragos

When someone dies, the clothes are so sad. They have outlived
their usefulness and cannot get warm and full. 179 more words


Trees and Honesty

Ever since I was seven years old, I’ve been in love with college campuses. Not from real life experiences or anything. I just saw too many movies set in college! 517 more words

People And Life

Shell Shocked!

Many years ago I went through a life situation that pulled the carpet right out from under me. I was sad and depressed for a long time, a couple of years in fact. 740 more words


My Therapist Made Me Do This

I haven’t written in a while, but I think about it every day.  Some days it seems as though things are idling; just standing still, with a sense of doom. 677 more words