The second time around

Over the past weekend I drove Upstate
To attend a wedding of a friend I've
Known for years. This friend who I'll
Call Amina, had been widowed for over
15 years. She kept herself involved with
Church affairs, visiting her grandchildren 
And taking occasional vacations. When
Ever her and I would have a conversation
About being alone after being married for
A long time, we often spoke about the
Loneliness, and dealing with a big void in
Our lives. I too am a widow of four years.

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In my own backyard

Here in my own backyard, in the morning while it is still cool, I listen to your choir.  Their chirps and whistles ricochet from tree to tree.  And oh the trees, these mighty beings.  If I could trill like a bird, I might come close to praise for them. Massive and creaking, but still lifting their arms to feel the breeze fluttering their new leaves. There is only wonder this morning as that cool breeze raises goose bumps on my bare arms.  

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Out as long as in...

He has been out as long as he was in and I still can't believe he's real. 

How can two minutes, two "cells", two bodies make something that grows from a pin drop to monthly fruit and veggie comparisons in your belly to a slippery sliding football at birth to this moving, grooving, squealing, smiling can't be a real boy. 

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