Concentric rings around October's collision.
An unremembered sound has become deafening.
Determined to move beyond the muffle,
I walk until I am directly under the trees filled with red winged black
I stand there awhile drinking in their joyous noise.
hearing has diminished after are car accident in October, where the
passenger side air bag deployed. (I did not realize air bags made so
much noise and are notorious for causing ear problems .) A cold this
past week has made things much worse.}
Undeniable a Denied By Teri H Hoover - January 10,2017
My husband and my dog, Asleep long ago. Such comfort, Under the covers. Eyelids like magnets, Dreams begin to float. Enfolded into sheets, With Nora Jones, (who insists that I should not be denied) and two of the comfiest creatures on the planet.
Finishing up our 3 mile walk we enter the garden gate. Pepper
gainfully slides in before me. Her black snout nuzzles gently and
successfully. Inside she waits to be free of her leash and bounds toward
the deck door. Picking through sea shells I grab the hidden key and
open the door. Pepper looks at me mystified as I grab the clippers and
head right back outside. She joins me in hopes of another walk. But my
plan, despite a chilly, gray January afternoon is to linger a bit in
the neglected garden. Clippers in hand, I move toward my intended leaf
littered bed. Just one bed, my bare hands will need a good cleaning
later. Moldy and slippery gray lilac leaves have buried themselves
among the stems of the naked coreopsis sienna sunset. The clippers are
rebuffed and slide along decayed gladiola stalk. But almost immediately
my happy little pile takes the shape of a little upside down birds
nest. The newly uncovered brown dirt looks pleased with itself. I pause
at the muffled tune in my coat pocket. “Ah!Now this is good!” My
brother Dan has called and he generously ends up sharing the next half
hour in the garden with me. On speaker phone he keeps me company and
little by little we bring a bit of light to the fading January
Hanging back, 'till the coast is clear. Inward chafing, wincing, squirming. New beginnings vex me so. Let's be done with it ! Like getting that first good scratch on a new car. Relief - and not too soon, this new years day is nearly over.