Sunday, June 9, 2013


PATIENCE   wood relief by Candace Knapp   
40 inches x 13 inches x 3 inches    Photo Bjorn Andren


Left hanging,
waiting for something to pass
for something to begin

Emily was quietly staring out the window when the rains came.
Joe across the street had been walking his little brown dog,
now they both ran.
It was a Sunday afternoon,
old science fiction movies on TV
No phone calls ...

Last night she had come close to finishing her book
but the ending eluded her
reminding her that some relationships
some wars never end
and some long cherished dreams have no resolution

only a gradual understanding

that forms in the long silent moments

between the great events.