June 23, 2015 Comments Off on valerie rosenfeld
Down the Reach
I knew Margy my whole life. She took me to the lab to be her young assistant when I was 14 to help her measure calcium and albumin. I always felt guilty for not going into science. But I was never interested in science, only being with Margy. She was always so kind to me and my family and provided a generous ear and thoughtful, head square on her shoulders, and ever compassionate advice.
When I was in my 30s I visited her in Maine and we went to a jazz concert. I never liked jazz, only being with Margy. A man sitting next to us asked if Margy was my grandmother. She and I looked at each other. She said “no, I’m her godmother.” He laughed and said “maybe you’re her fairy godmother!” We laughed too. Yes, that was it. Margy was my fairy godmother.
She will ever be a part of me and I will think of her always when I smell the sea breeze or take my calcium supplement before bed. I will think of her when I look within and am in need of a fairy godmother. I see her there now, her salty smile and eyes like the ocean, reflecting the mid-day sun.
has changed direction
sailing down the reach
its your turn she says
handing me the rudder
June 18, 2015 Comments Off on esra sarioglu
under the heavy rain
coming out quietly
set the pace
of a dark summer evening
May 26, 2015 Comments Off on james b. nicola
Have you ever observed that there
is no wall that’s flat, no edge that’s straight,
in a human being?
I have and it has improved my seeing
around a corner or behind a thing
May 11, 2015 Comments Off on maggie hess
One bunting seems to
make the rest of them, until
wind changes their paths.
“Look to the horizon,” I
used to say, “your eyes will heal.”
May 7, 2015 Comments Off on elizabeth lambro
Cayuta Lake Inlet 5-2-15
fishing line or
cord of some kind
entangled the legs
of a seagull.
it flew then
until the noose
in limbs of trees.
upside down now
like a pure
for our sins.
March 30, 2015 Comments Off on esra sarioglu
a deepening furrow
between his eyebrows
this angry look
on my laid-back American friend’s face
marks his fifth year in Turkey
March 16, 2015 Comments Off on valerie rosenfeld
not as captivating
we are more than just this–
sunlight in March shines anew