Why I Write

To tell you about

my aunt Bessie 85

not attractive in the usual ways

she is not fashionable

her nose is very generous

she has big big arms

she had 2 lovers the last 3 years

of her life. One was better

than the other.  She called him

Mister Simon Harry Hirsch,

a retired labor lawyer who was,

she said, imagination defying, and

well worth any wait. She attributed

her unusual love life

to her lifelong habit

of frequently

eating cantaloupes.


well worth the long wait. She attributed

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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