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The album

BB+TBWe will never be this young again


We always knew that, but didn’t

Believe it, until one day, looking

At pictures of how we were, when


We were that young, smiling photos,

The happiness blended with youth,

We had to confess that time had

Passed, happily and with the stealth


Of time slipping by, unnoticed and

Quieter than the images of those young

Happy people looking back at us


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Opaque or transparent? …Lest I Forget

Some six months ago, I shut down one of my many blogs, Observations: Lest I Forget  and transferred much of its content to this one. I fully intended to put new content here and leave the …Lest I Forget site to history.

Truth is, I have a lot about which I wish to opine, and enjoy doing so in different fora and diverse platforms. So  Observations: Lest I Forget is being revived today, with fresh content all its own.


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Mirror image

By Jan Saenredam – http://www.hans-von-aachen.com : Home : Info : Pic, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12424465

Mirrors, like memory, both reflect and distort

The image fuzzy or clear, made larger or smaller

As we do in remembering slights and complements

In complimenting our past, we look as thtough a

Glass at what was or might have been equally both

Reflected and distorted, sometimes larger, sometimes

Smaller, behind us and ahead, never forgotten or

Forgiven, just different from what was, or from what

Might have been, the image blurred or unperturbed

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via Daily Prompt: Mope

So someone named

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Her gift

SlavaSpitzerWith my mother gone, I was at a loss,

So many things unsaid, even after six

Months of saying them and sharing

Feelings, and thoughts, her body frailer

Her spirit undaunted by the mortal threat

Of the cancer, her iron will did not bend,

But when she broke, I was at a loss,

She was hanging in, and hanging out with

Me on drives in the country, and long talks

This was her gift to me, and her final, last


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By DL24 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
By DL24 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
I always liked my cars large and assuming. The Escalades, Durango’s and their ilk strike me as.refrigerator boxes. They look as if they should deliver ice cream, or ferry goods.

The Grand Marquis parked on the street is a throw-back to the kind of vehicle I coveted. That’s in the past tense because it was once-upon-a-time when wheels meant something to me.

I might smile at the Mercury as I pass, but it no longer holds status for me. Or captivates, as it once did.