Burning the Old Year*

Not much paper to feed the flamenot much writing went ontime spent instead on memorial servicesdifficult sympathy cards to send Days lost without meditationcrackle with spiritual neglectleaving me more isolatedless intentionally loving But new days are dawningnot all bridges burnedeven some newly spanningacross dark chasms of last year *Poem inspired by Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem … More Burning the Old Year*

Janus Reflections

For New Year’s Day… Janus Reflections Ponder things that linger long, like snow that dapples late March fields or the lingering sweetness of chocolate or a sleeping cat in a circle of sun. Notice things that vanish soon, like a slanted blaze of sunrise light or the warmth of jeans right out of the dryer or … More Janus Reflections