Errand Day Five clerks served up my daily portion of human contact One had a cold—I pitied him then disinfected my hands Two expressed only unhappiness eager for her shift to end Three talked all the while to her co-worker seeing right through me Four never thought to make eye contact or smile Five brought kindness back to my world infusing my evening with pleasant feelings *** by Lori Lipsky photo credit: istockphoto/photoeuphoria Also showing today: Through the North Window at The Barn Door
The Widow on the Block The red of her door says welcome open blinds indicate she’s home She knows the name of every neighbor keeps cookies and snacks at the ready She invites us over at every opportunity but usually we just wave as we drive by— the children keep tight schedules by Lori Lipsky, April 2013 photo: JoLin/iStockphoto
The Widow by Lori Lipsky The two hold hands Each evening As they stroll By her home From her kitchen window She sees them pass And remembers A better time ******* ~published by Sparkbright Magazine,issue 7, December, 2011 photo credit: iStockphoto, Don Bayley Someone asked me how to leave a comment here on WordPress... Just click on the title of the post, then scroll down to see the comment option. Sign up to follow by email and you won't miss a post. Do you have a widow in your life?
Step One Toward a Failed Marriage by Lori Lipsky Let’s get wed, Dunderhead And you can call me Dolt or Swine None of this Dear or Sweetheart trash Moron suits you just fine. Let’s not wax sentimental Sappy names annoy and grow old Rather than Darling or Honey You'll be my Ugly Slime Mold. *****