In between time

In autumn, a week before we turn clocks back an hour, evening light is brief. Working outside I face blinding rays of setting sun.  Finally, after the sun sinks below the horizon, there is a pleasant surprise.

Best evening light

when sun has finally set

slow fade to darkness


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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful”

Not comparable

I see orange 

pumpkins, crimson 

beets and wine

chrysanthemums, feel 

crisp autumn air,

but not 

in the hospital room, 

an oxygen machine

drones, an alert button 

droops helpless, near a

fig newton


the small plastic cup—

waiting for winter is 

not comparable

to witnessing a tender soul,

his long life fading away.


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