Bittersweet

 You danced around your cane singing " Around the corner and under tree,  Sgt. Major once said to me..... and while you were singing this and  moving around your cane like a vaudvillian dance act, you lost your balance, your grandson caught you.  Bittersweet memories.  Memories caught on a cell phone only to be stolen …

Weeding a Memory

I missed you madly and I wanted you to know that the phone was sadly quiet, not a ring anywhere where my ears could hear. Your presence here is sadly missed. No there wasn't a birthday or even your day of leaving that made me think of you. I was remembering Easter, my patent leather …

A Missed Tape

The other day I was cleaning out my stack of VHS tapes and I found a tape from eleven years ago.  I thought I all but lost it.  It was a treasure in its imperfectness.  It was skipping  but  I didn't care I overlooked it.  It was my dads voice and his movement.  His stories …

Purgatory Papers

Leafing through the hospice papers and other items from my moms things is like sittiing between a doorway...which way do I go, do I keep this stuff, maybe I'll need it or do I throw it away, why save.    There is no posterity's sake in old bills, a half written page of a list of …