I Know We’ll Be in Touch (a Meditation)

(Edite said that this morning.  She’s right.)


I am often not

the  friend I would like to be.

Distracted I half-listen. Actually mull over

what I can’t do and never will

or worse:  forgot the milk

forgot the bread forgot to send an

invoice pay a bill forgot a birthday

forgot to call the endocrinologist

dentist forgot my Vitamin D

didn’t make time to call Laura in Michigan

to mail a book  give away

the stack of books (John le Carre et al)

in the front hall there  forever.

But this morning, when I call a friend

a good friend, we can’t live without good friends

I will listen and listen and talk too

and for all of you who I have only half listened to

I have every intention I really do

of being right there with you.




Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


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