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Spring Forward

March— bright

beads slung over a thin

wool skin


The sun stretches its rays and jumps out of bed seconds earlier each day, the light blinding off the snow. I watch my step on the white-masked ice of the driveway. The wind bites. For a year, the payroll clerk cut herself the weekly check she wanted, not earned. The brass of it. The subzero air burns, burns. We don’t dally, Hubby and I, protecting our hardscrabble eighteen-year shrink biz. We look her in the eye and fire. She slams the door, and birdsong streams in. Evil zero: Good won! Why is it some people live by preying on others? Still morning, and already I have accomplished something huge. It’s a pleasure to expand my ribs to the max with each breath. 


PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Bergin

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March 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCLB

A radio commentator asked this morning, At what age did you become YOU?
Do we ever? Or are we ever not? All those better and worse choices we keep making are in the present. Each breath is the present. You took a big step. March on!


March 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Lovely Haiku, beautiful slideshow, and a personal victory.
March on - it'll be April soon enough!

March 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine

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