Do you remember

that summer solstice

when we sat arm in

watching the last purple


I have an affinity for

equinoxes and solstices.

Due to my pagan nature

bemoans a friend.

I crafted beautiful

celebrate the solstice cards

made with calligraphy

in a semi-circle like the

setting (or rising) sun

When I held to these

as the four touchstones

of the year, life

was sweeter.

Least complex.

Less painful.

We’re not arm in arm

as we watch the last purple

rays glide below the horizon.

When were we last

arm in arm?


On April 19, my mother would have turned 87. She passed 5 years ago on April 20.