Possibilities by Linda Pastan

Possibilities by Linda Pastan Today I drove past a house we almost bought and heard through the open window music made by some other family. We don’t make music ourselves, in fact we define our differences by what we listen to. And what we mean by family has changed since then as we grew larger […]

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Snowdrops by Louise Gluck

Snowdrops Louise Gluck I did not expect to survive, earth suppressing me. I didn’t expect to waken again, to feel in damp earth my body able to respond again, remembering after so long how to open again in the cold light of earliest spring – afraid, yes, but among you again crying yes risk joy […]

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Family by Grace Paley

Family by Grace Paley My father was brilliant embarrassed funny handsome my mother was plain serious principled kind my grandmother was intelligent lonesome for her other life her dead children silent my aunt was beautiful bitter angry loving I fell among these adjectives in earliest childhood and was nearly buried with opportunity some of them […]

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Awesome Autumn by Joan M. LaCombe

Awesome Autumn by Joan M. LaCombe It’s amazing, awesome Autumn! It’s that special time of year When Mother Nature puts on a spectacular performance. The landscape bursts into a kaleidoscope of color. The deep green of the pines accent the bright colors of maple, birch, and dogwood. The scenery is aglow with bright yellow, gold, […]

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And Now Its September by Barbara Crooker

And Now It’s September Barbara Crooker and the garden diminishes: cucumber leaves rumpled and rusty, zucchini felled by borers, tomatoes sparse on the vines. But out in the perennial beds, there’s one last blast of color: ignitions of goldenrod, flamboyant asters, spiraling mums, all those flashy spikes waving in the wind, conducting summer’s final notes. […]

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