Friday, May 17, 2019


I will not apologize
For the spelling of my name
Even though
Auto-correct thinks
It must be wrong.
It is right.
There is an A
In the middle.
I do not appreciate
It being automatically shortened
To Cathy
Unless you first knew me
By the nickname.
Then it is OK.
Then my aunt with the same name
Was alive.
Now I have earned the right
To be Catharine
With an A
In the middle.
Someone must carry the name

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

How do we live

In memory of Jean Vanier, may he Rest in Peace, 

How do we live?
In sprinkles
Or holding each others feet
In warm water
To wash them tenderly
One at a time
So each knows herself