Category: Aging

We Voted Early

Karl and I voted early this week. On Tuesday, we drove to our voting place at the Town Of Holland Sheboygan County – Wisconsin. A clerk was there to receive our absentee ballots. Karl had checked the hours and days open earlier in the week.

We also went to some local stores. This late summer and fall have been busy. Medicare Wellness Visit for me (health conditions stable), the updated COVID booster and senior flu shot for both of us. More appointments next week.

Grateful, and blessings to all.

names and addresses

names and addresses
for dear friends
no longer on earth
old address book

not yet written
in the overflowing book
cards and envelopes
with last known
addresses

still wanting to remember
what may no longer
be current – places I was
people I knew

Time of Singing Spring 2018

“not yet written” and “still wanting to remember” were also published in All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019). Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press; West Union, WV.

reading memoirs

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
February 23, 2015

All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku
Edited by Robert Epstein
Middle Island Press, 2019

Fragrance of Leaves

fragrance of leaves
in the gardens
what good friends
we became
as we grew older

“fragrance of leaves” is from my post for November 12, 2010.

And also published in a print book, print journal, and online.

They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku. Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2017.

Time Of Singing – Volume 46, Fall 2019
Lora Homan Zill, Editor

Tanka by Ellen Grace Olinger
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
August 8, 2020

So including today, the publication dates for this poem so far are from 2010 – 2022.

Thank you