The Kitchen Garden

This was the place where plants peeredout of the windows, where rubber spatulasand assorted utensils sprouted out of a varietyof glass jars. They filled your windowsill. It was there where our love grew like a flowerwaiting for the gentle caress of the morning sun.One day, the sun came up, and the sill was bare. OurContinue reading “The Kitchen Garden”

Laura Revisited II

Hurricane Laura hit us about one inthe morning. The noise and the heatawakened me. The power was out. It sounded like there were two bigpowerful locomotives moving at topspeed. One flying past the front of the house and one in the backyard. The two large elms and giant oak in the front cast elastic shadows.Continue reading “Laura Revisited II”

Laura Revisited

Laura. Bracing for storms coming ourway. The first one sort of fizzled out;second one did not. Waiting for Laura. I’ve been singing that schmaltzy balladfrom the 1944 movie of the same namesince last night. Whatever happened to my mother’s copy of Vanity Fair, I’llnever know. I remember the picture ofGene Tierney in it and GaryContinue reading “Laura Revisited”

Saturday Memories

I can’t recall but I think I’m suffering from this grand delusion that Saturdaysused to be special. That wasn’t the case today. Saturdaywas noisy. It came with a din of its own. I’ve never enjoyed hearing other people’s loud music as they fly by in a truck (I’d never choose to drive or own). I’veContinue reading “Saturday Memories”