July

July 15, 2018

I can’t believe we are here. I can’t believe we have to do this. I can’t believe it’s you.  And I just don’t understand this. I just don’t know how to do this.  Holding my breath.

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July 2, 2018

It’s july 2. The older you go the more you understand… less and less.    xxoo. happy birthday say.

a mouse. a dog. a bad dream. everyday. everyday. everyday.

wakeup.

….

June 13, 2018

Say.
“We are a lot alike,” she said. “ I am a lot like you”. And then….then I lost her forever.  And I can’t breathe.
If only I could… I would go over the mountains to the river and fish until the day grew long  … I would lay down by the moving current and count my blessings I knew you …. and wish I knew your life more… and I would wish your life was completely filled with joy surrounded by the people who love you as much as I do…who take care of you … listen to you and laugh with you… but that’s just me.  it’s just me… without you. You were supposed to call.
I.   I will love you forever. It’s just me.
. . .
ten days later
ten days later I think. It’s like losing a sister. We never told each other what to do – but we talked to each other… and we were always there for each other.  It was a sisterhood pact. An unbreakable deal. and here I am.  ten days later. waiting. hoping. wishing.
my friend . my sister . my niece is still gone.   Ten days later.   I am still here.

May 24, 2018

B08BB6AD-1F6E-46DD-B8DE-436706250F68Thunderjacket on. Thunderjacket off. Thunderjacket on … 2018.

 

east of eden 2011

March 31, 2018

Eden BBQ

I met a man here from louisana. he said he had a bad leg and “…this here dog was a good dog but he pulled too much.”

the dog had blue blue eyes.

they looked inseparable, those two. the good dog that pulled too much and the man with a bad leg.

surrounded by mesquite smoke.and white clapboard houses i wondered what it was like to live here in this dusty woodsmoke town… in the middle of the great state of texas…
i was pretty sure i could see God from here.

Eden Texas 2011

March 31, 2018

plastic flamingos strut in a cactus garden.

patches of blue sky promise:  tomorrow

the mountain top will be revealed.

 

Judith Strasser