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A Grandparent’s Wonder and Anxiety by Cynthia Reyes

I stare at my grandchild in wonder. Wonder at this little person who, at eleven months old, already has a personality of her own. She stands up from a sitting position, starts to wobble, but regains her balance. When she falls, she lifts herself up and stands again, beaming. Her mother and I applaud. “What… Continue reading A Grandparent’s Wonder and Anxiety by Cynthia Reyes

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Three Poems by Antony Di Nardo

Photo by Todd Quackenbush from Unsplash Nickel First time for the moon, first time for the sun,             first time for the both of us, Nickel and me, him in his field                         galloping over to the cedar rail, ears tipped to greet and touch my hand,                                                             feel my breath, the trees letting… Continue reading Three Poems by Antony Di Nardo

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The Road to Gesualdo by Erika Rummel, an extract

Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, was a sixteenth century composer and musician. The town of Gesualdo in Campania was also the place where he lived. Spring was in the air. The capes of the two ladies strolling in the garden were fluttering in the warm breeze. It was a glorious day, but Livia was in… Continue reading The Road to Gesualdo by Erika Rummel, an extract

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Ode to Summer by Donna Wootton

Photo by Donna Wootton On the porch in the shade visiting sitting on a wicker chair a cyclist passes black spandex shorts yellow top   Never again will I click my feet into cleats!   Hostess agrees. she, too, broke her ankle recently hence the visit to commiserate broke mine in 2017   We share… Continue reading Ode to Summer by Donna Wootton