Mt. Airy Namaste
On every corner, we greet each other here,
Eyes twinkling above our masks. The smoke
Of this year fogs not our connection but rather
Gathers our glee in finding neighbors
Also out on a walk. From six feet, we fold
Hands, nod a quick bow, fill
To the brim, carry on –
— C.A. Durham
I can’t describe the paradigm
to quench the heart and float the mind.
But what I think it best to do
is fit the foot into the shoe
that suits it like a soft, suede glove
and train the foot to practice love.
— Jan Jee Bean
The Long and Short of It
Jane was short
But our friendship long
She lived long
But her life was too short
She died in the longest night
Of the year
Her smile was sweet
My tears, salty.
(R.I.P. Jane Thomson 12/22/2020)
— Evan Meyer
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