“Tell us about the season you’re in. The changing weather outside, the changing landscape inside.”  Laura Kelly Fanucci offered this prompt on Instagram at the start of September. It’s called a “slash poem.” Here’s what I wrote, having just reached the milestone of my 60th birthday.

hummingbirds by the railing / hawks circling overhead / barges on the river below /
neighborhood strolls with an aging beagle / DEXA scan / leaving church / finding prayer /
walks in the woods / gray hair / calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D&K / Nana’s house /
road trips /toy basket by the couch / deadlift, squat, bench press / library books / swimming /
piano lessons / garden plot /remembering then / savoring now


hawk soaring



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