Questions Before Dark


photo by Jeanne (iPhone 6+)


My namesake, Jeanne Lohmann, engages me with this poem:

Hide and Seek
Not until he signals he’s ready
will I give death my full attention,
not until the cold fact confronts me
will I acknowledge that it is time
to be serious. So let death
arrange the meeting,

let him set the terms
for our engagement
and keep himself busy elsewhere
on his travels over the earth
until it’s time for him to find me,
say my name in language I remember
from childhood:

Ready or not, here I come!

Jeanne Lohmann
in Home Ground


Hidden Pictures

Hidden Pictures Puzzle from Highlights


While on vacation for a week

I forgot where my car fob was in my luggage

and conducted endless searches-

involved everyone

-got anxious-


today when home

in my space

found the key

in the smallest pocket

of the brightest bag

which remained hidden every day

I was away.


I was not robbed

I was blind

couldn’t find

“the hidden picture.”


Got my son and daughter

to join me

in hide and seek

tongue in cheek

forget me not


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