Category Archives: poems

Reading on the Porch in the Evening

ON THE PORCH tonight, I read until I lost the light, angling the book in different ways to get in one more page, to reach for the end of another chapter. I’ll finish the book tomorrow. I could go inside … Continue reading

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Safe Harbors

SAFE HARBORS by Marilyn Yocum ONE came to visit, stayed for years, understood Mom more than Mom did. When storm flags flew, she shuffled to her room, waved us little girls in, blew smoke rings and spoke of vaudeville to … Continue reading

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YOU’VE BEEN READING IT as it came out, warts and all. Thank you for that and for the messages you sent. When I went back to the draft, it was too long for my liking. I told Wally, “I don’t have … Continue reading

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