Monthly Archives: January 2015

Last check Comments Off on Last check

One more check…I just heard him breathe, Quietly puff puff thank goodness, Little chest rising and falling. © Beth Henary Watson 2015

Can’t Decide Comments Off on Can’t Decide

“The only guide to man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations.” — Churchill Can’t Decide […]

Clear-cut history Comments Off on Clear-cut history

If only everything were this simple: Eternity’s story reconstructed To specific instructions piece by piece, Selenium makes red and cobalt, blue, Opaque and unshakable in a lead frame With iron supports, eschewing messiness Of details, crisp cutouts instead telling A history made ever brighter with A timely sunrise each Sunday morning. © Beth Henary Watson […]

Reservation required Comments Off on Reservation required

The heavy wooden doors signaled A reservation is required, Done by the nice lady from church: Mom’s friend, virtual stranger to me But she knew the situation. So nice to mark my birthday With dinner for me and a friend In a way Mom could never afford. My appetite embarrassed me, But they didn’t keep […]

Look hard at those faces Comments Off on Look hard at those faces

Look hard at those faces: Imperceptibly they Change line by tiny line, Their unwitting bearer Has grown up or grown old Despite your presence and Without your permission. Listen to those voices: First cry to final breath Sounds pour with no reprieve Day after day, rising, Clarifying, finally Thinning into silence That swallows all you […]