ONLY IN THE SPRING

Only in the spring The yellow chrysanthemums burst forth All in one day Visible along the roadways, streets Their lemon colored blooms Arching towards the tops of the trees, sometimes spindly But for their luxuriant crowns As to to say, one last time “I once was great, once haughty, once august” In the spring.   […]

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My Mother Just Turned 92

MY MOTHER JUST TURNED 92. The only thing I could think of when wishing (shouting) “Happy Birthday!” was “She didn’t know if she she would make it to 20”. She had just turned 19 when the Nazis forced her, her parents and her older sister into the ghetto in Viseul de Sus, Romania. It was […]

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