Joyce, there’s something I wanted to say to you


Jeanne in 2016; iPhone 6+

(To Joyce)
Some things I wanted to say to you:

When you look at me and smile,
it says you know me
and understand.

You hold  patience
and clothe me in it.

When you turn to Arthur
I see the hope that he will sense your discomfort and know it is time to leave the gathering.

The delicate balance
is a daily challenge as fragility courtesies
between you two.

First one and then the other
shores up the couple.

Which sister-in-law will
lose her marbles today?

Or will it be the 80 year old?

Seems like vulnerability is the only currency we share.
And, now, of course, a way out, preserving dignity.
How will we transition and be unaware of it?
Do we need to direct this concert?
Can we record it in advance?

Or will a chorus of angels carry us?
For it is an Ascension, after all, that awaits us!

April 30, 2017

Poetry Reading July18, 2013

We enjoyed our Poetry Reading, singing and view of Jeanne’s family of self-published e-books.
Several artists learned how to publish on

Quenby Poland’s photos in the books and frames were

Even Oliver and Annika , at 2 and 4 years of age participated.

Who knew Columbia Greene College could
welcome all ages to their halls to celebrate life, love and fine art without a wrinkle in time?

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