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Tuesday, November 06, 2018

14-Year-Old Pediatrician

50-Word Stories (Online) November 2018

I saved my little sister’s life.
She had a bad case
of deadly Arphidarfilus.


She sought a second opinion.
Mom was busy in the kitchen.
Dad was, as always, on the road.


I prescribed gumdrops.
(Gumdrops is the only cure.)


Half a century later
she says I’m still her hero.

Monday, November 05, 2018

The Plan

Here Comes Everyone (e-pub & print) November 2018


Recycled recycling,
washed wash. Find a way
to avoid the keyboard.

See the light: fix 
the  lamp, stow (at last)
the Christmas strands.


Before anything, coffee.
After the landfill and storage,
a shower. Maybe a nap.


Wish you were here.
Count the moments.
Pucker up.