Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I haven't posted pictures in

I haven't posted pictures in a while, mostly because I haven't been good about taking them. Aaron gave me roses for Mother's Day and Ryane and Hali took me to brunch. Later Ryane and Scott made dinner for us. The last two pictures are of Olivia and I playing at the lake. She wasn't sure she liked the grass very much.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Things Shouldn't Be So HardA

Things Shouldn't Be So Hard

A life should leave
deep tracks:
ruts where she
went out and back
to get the mail
or move the hose
around the yard;
where she used to
stand before the sink,
a worn-out place;
beneath her hand
the china knobs
rubbed down to
white pastilles;
the switch she
used to feel for
in the dark
almost erased.
Her things should
keep her marks.
The pasage
of a life should show;
it should abrade.
and when life stops,
a certain space-
howerver small-
should be left scarred
by the grand and
damaging parade.
Things shouldn't
be so hard.