Life on life’s terms

Sometimes things can be very overwhelming.  Bad news in the media, at work, at home, in the neighborhood can make life seemingly unbearable and sometimes even horrible.  There's a tendency sometimes to oversimplify, throw out suggestions such as 'make a gratitude list' or even shine over what is going on.  While these have been things …

Poem 2/30

It's 6:12 pm and I have learned of your death from third hand sources and overheard phone calls. You and I were never friends and never will be.We passed and never really spokenunless is was about the dogor the noiseor the indifference.I called the police for you when he broke in.Sad that he was actually the …

The big unknown

I had a friend pass recently, unexpectedly to everyone except for him.  In the days preceding his death, he passed along a box to a neighbor saying if he didn't make it back give it to his family.  When friends went out to his car to get it in the parking lot, all of his …