Wake Up Dead

One day I received a text reply from my friend and it said, very simply, “Take care of yourself or you’re going to wake up dead.” Wake up dead. I laughed it off at first but then I started to reflect on those words and what it meant. Wake up dead. Just imagine that you…

One Thin Slice

In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, Mema and Momma cleaned the house from top to bottom. Mema dug out the Thanksgiving tablecloths and napkins and her heavy gold flatware. We rearranged all the furniture to make room for extra tables to hold all the food. With 22 family members coming, Thanksgiving was a special…

Whiskey and Wine

Many years have gone by From one place to another Small talk every once in a while Bits and pieces shared here and there Skimming along the surface That ragged edge Where lines cross And friendship begins Over whiskey and wine Takes a long time Sweet time For trust to build From one place to…

Simple and Extraordinary

Paulo Coelho: “Be blessed. The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them” There were flowers In a coffee cup That she would use Again and again While remembering Her friend There was wine And desserts Long talks Belly laughs A special stone Bought from a long ways…

These Two Men

These two men sit Outside with me Comfortable and at ease Talking about the past Things they did Places they had been I sit there Looking at them Reading their lips Knowing full well I’m missing some words But still I know enough These two men Bring me along Include me in We have a…

Travel Bug

Oh, how she wished for the time to come that she could go instead of dream pack her bags and fly off to see and be part of an adventure taste and touch treasure hunt dive headfirst into the blue-green surf find a cabin in the neck of the woods spend the morning hiking and…

Be There

She saw another picture got a postcard in the mail was told to hold the spot for another time All these people  going places  where she wishes she could be there Texts sent feet in the sand drink in hand beautiful mountains of Ireland a cathedral in Spain saxophone playing in Greece There’s a part…