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Let Me Outside!

Oh, let me outside! Outside – oh, outside!  A blue strip of sky pokes through the gray cloud with the promise of spring.  Lift me up, move me along, let me float through the clouds.  Let my mind take flight … Continue reading

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First World Problems

Oh, how I faced so many issues already today and realized how quickly they could be resolved. My stomach was growling this morning.  The cure for that was breakfast. I was cold.  The cure was to turn up the furnace. … Continue reading

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Phantom Female Syndrome

My biology no longer defines me I find myself alone in my new – but used – body It seems to experience growing pains every once in a while My mind plays tricks on me And believes I am still … Continue reading

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Into the night

It was dark this morning.  The kind of dark that wraps itself around you enough that you don’t want to get out of bed because you think it must still be midnight.  The kind of dark that whispers “stay in … Continue reading

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Just Around the Corner

I walk without trepidation. I am flanked on either side by bull-rushes that have shot up tall over the railings during the summer.  They are tired – it’s been a long season. What lays on the other side of those … Continue reading

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Amen to Donors

“I donated blood again today, Mom.  Now – I’m up to four pints.  I could have saved your life”, my daughter explained  to me yesterday. “Not quite.  Mom needed 6 pints, Katya”, my husband added. “What?” “Yes.  Four during surgery … Continue reading

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She hugged him

I didn’t see it coming – my meltdown. The barbecue began innocently enough.  There were neighbours, family, friends.  Everyone was gathering for the feast.  I had established my “place” beside friends, hunkered down into my seat, and was ready to … Continue reading

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He held up a mirror on remission

I practically skipped into the doctor’s office yesterday.  Why wouldn’t I?  I felt great, I was getting help with my paper-work, and I am within spitting distance of my last chemo. Cindy, Dr. Kolesky’s administrative assistant, greeted me with a … Continue reading

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Quilts, mittens, and tapenade

I drew open the curtains this morning to see a slight frost had nipped the rooftop.  I breathed it in.  I thanked God for the day. I had no pain. “Good- morning, Stacey.”  greeted Kevin with the coffee he made … Continue reading

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Standing on the precipice from winter to spring

Standing on the precipice from winter to spring – it seems that time just stands still.  There is no hurry.  The ground still sleeps.  It takes time to wake up having slept so long and so deep.  Like my body, … Continue reading

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