Now

At her Cafe Loup birthday dinner last night

Annie beautiful

some people are always beautiful

when Stephanie asked

for her birthday advice she said

Live Life Now

we all agreed especially Howard

who says he’s ninety plus

but on the way home

I started thinking about

what  happened the day before

and today and tomorrow

I lost now the way I often do

until I saw my new blind yoga teacher first class

yesterday touching my spine

and then Annie in her black and white sweater

smiling the word Now.

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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