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For Rob   Here, at eye level, are the last of the lilacs. Not a heady purple, but a quiet color, a lavender as muted as Grandma’s soap after weeks of washing. And they’re not the luscious bunches she’d display in tall green jars on her windowsill! These lilacs are the remnants of spring, holding [...]

2014-11-17T19:12:12+00:00October 13th, 2014|


I walk down the center aisle in a dimly lit chapel, mourners hunched together in wood pews like crows on power lines, black shoulders sagging. Amid sobs and the click click of rosary beads, a white coffin no bigger than a toy chest lies open. And candles, more candles than he is old, light the [...]

2014-11-17T19:12:35+00:00October 13th, 2014|


I’m two driveways from home and wonder when the ash overtook the yard, shade soaking the grass like dark honey. Its trunk has raised the earth and the circles of dandelions at its base, bright yellow heads of hope. I remember how my father mowed his weeds flat, yanked roots with his right hand efficient [...]

2014-10-13T05:49:50+00:00October 13th, 2014|