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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dear 2016:

I am overjoyed that you're almost gone.

You've been a mostly painful year in EVERY 
sense of the word.  

And yet, as life knows,
there is always joy amidst the pain:
a new dog, Sadie, a little Terrier/Spaniel mix,
rescued from the animal shelter; my
longed for greenhouse, now full of plants; so many
amazing books; a home; my healthy family; 
a new President & hope for our great country;
an optimistic stock market; cats(!)

and a sense of humor...
which is everything...



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Dear Thanksgiving:

Gratitude is a wonderful thing,
no matter the day or month.

Even though we're 'home alone' this year
eating chili & hot dogs, I am grateful.

I'm grateful to be alive---
so many family members & friends are not;

I am grateful for God's love, mercy & forgiveness;

I'm grateful for my precious loved ones &
that they're healthy & thriving;

I'm grateful for our new rescued
doggie, Sadie, even though she has heart worms
---I'm grateful to have
the money to give her life;

I'm grateful for books & poetry & literature
because, still, today, they keep me alive & curious;

I'm grateful to own a home & land where I can
grow my trees & gardens of herbs, flowers & vegetables
that bring me so much joy;

I am grateful for the freedoms we have in America
& for the leaders who will help protect those freedoms;

I am grateful for the friends who have stood by me
over the years through many storms & trials.

May every day be Thanksgiving,
filled with gratitude, kindness & love.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Dear Political Correctness:

Here's a Thanksgiving joke you'll hate, so go fuck yourself! ;-)


Thanksgiving Dinner in 2016: 

"I'd like white meat, please." 


"OK, I'll take dark meat."


"Give me a breast then."


"Fine, I'll grab a thigh then."


"Geez, just pass me the ham." 




I'm so very grateful to God that we have a new President & HOPE for a brighter future for the first time in 8 years!!  xo

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Dear Mother Nature:

Thank you for the
Loveliness of Ladybugs
that have moved into
my fecund garden.

Yes, a Loveliness of Ladybugs!

Goodbye Aphids and
plant-eating pests!


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Dear Fellow Americans:

The election is over.
Put away your little safety pins
and put on your American flag pins.

Go see the movie, "Hacksaw Ridge"
then thank a Veteran for your freedoms.

Put away your vitriol
and accept the Democratic process
and work to make America great again.

Middle class America has spoken.

Now you know how WE felt for 8 long,
long, long years with a President
who did not speak for us or
respect our most basic beliefs.

Stop being sore losers,
crying like whining babies who
didn't get a trophy.
Violence, burning private property
and threatening others is not
the American way.

Love one another &
pray for our new leaders
to guide us wisely
into a brighter future!!


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Dear Diary:

The best thing about you
is that my asshole husband
will never read these words.
He's too ignorant
to learn how to use
a computer.

He stole(!) my ink on paper words
and turned them into bricks
and throws them at me
at will.

I'm weary, so fucking weary
of dodging
my own beautiful words
and tripping on bricks
that were meant to be
landing places.

I need to run away
and hide.
Alone seems like
a perfect destination
for a rest-of-my-life


Friday, November 4, 2016

Dear Old:

I fucking HATE you.

The pain, the dry everything
that once was not,
the gravity, the falling,
the feigning, the lack of,
the emptiness, the clicking
& clacking of my bones,
the no-fucking-hormones,
the ugliness of bare,
the loss, the LOSS, THE LOSS,
the fat, the jowls, the bags,
the feeling like a hag,
the stench of death
where once was life,
the strife,
the longing for an ending,
the end of beginnings,
the day's glued to days,
the pain, the pain, the pain,
the regret, THE REGRET(!)
the no money, no vacation,
the stagnation,
the _______.