Destiny – Hour Twenty-Four

I still recall the email An invitation of a lifetime A chance to meet a top tier publisher Her people reached out to me I felt instant elation and sorrow I had no way of getting to the meeting It was a time before ride-sharing…

At the Diner – Hour Twenty-Three

At the diner, memories return Far too many there to name From childhood antics to new love To orders staking claim In some ways ’tis full circle My life here with the food Both then and now with toddlers Just learning to be good When…

Those Who Take Care of Us – Hour Twenty-Two

There are many angels in our lives Some family, some friends Those who take care of us through time On whom we can depend The ones that never ask a thing And want nothing in return Those that hold us at our worst Our rocks…

Island – Hour Twenty-One

I’d love to buy an island Some place to call my own Where I could simply be myself And would be left alone No phones, no neighbors, no distress Nothing but peace and calm Where ocean waves would kiss my toes As some sweet healing…

Season of the Drought – Hour Twenty

The sunflower dirt has turned to dust The blue skies and wispy clouds are all we’ve known for months Just a foot of rain in half a year And next to none in an eternity Occasional five minute sprinkles tease then Serve to bake our…

Leaving – Hour Nineteen

In sorrow, I watch you walk away through no fault of your own. You were asked to leave. I don’t know why and I probably never will. You came here for just one reason. She was just nine months old when you arrived. Now three…

He Is Coming and I Am Here – Hour Eighteen

“He is coming and I am here” – The Time Traveler’s Wife. He is coming and I am here A reunion long in coming He’s finally back on US soil Back with our family again He’s safe, he’s near, he’ll be here soon He’ll meet…

Wedding Memories – Hour Seventeen

Once upon a rainy morn I took a sacred vow A future bright and newly born Twas lastly there somehow I took a sacred vow It began a whole new life For in the here and now I was, at last, a wife A future…

Almost Midnight – Hour Sixteen

The hour is getting later And my head begins to spin But I will keep on writing Exhaustion will not win I’m pushing towards the finish Inching closer every hour With coffee, I will make it I shall harbor the power I am feeling a…

Crystalline Leaves – Hour Fifteen

Icy clear and heart shaped too These special leaves speak me and you A perfect pair through imperfection Providing moments of reflection The humble start that we embraced The difficulties we have faced And like the pair, we still stand tall All for one and…

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