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The End of the Teenage Years!

The End of the Teenage Years!

A picture of the reluctant birthday boy!   Dear Fionn, Ahh. The yearly birthday letter. Today, an auspicious birthday, you enter a new decade, your twenties, leaving your teens behind. You have been enroute to be a great man from the day you were born, of course....
And so…

And so…

My lovely husband, Douglas McKercher, wished me well as I galloped off on my yearly week-long writing get-away. To show my appreciation for his constant support, and for putting up with sparkles and barn board, both of which he hates and I love, I wrote him this poem....
I will not let you take my mother

I will not let you take my mother

The chairs shouted quietly at me as I stepped off the elevator onto the 11th floor of my mother’s assisted-living residence. Sickness is here. And it is serious. The chairs, folding ones with padded seats, stood on guard outside three of 16 apartment doorways in the...