Lie with Me

My flight out of Lincoln was canceled this morning, rebooked for tomorrow. I got up at 8:20 a.m. and took a shower and started packing, had to be ready to leave for the airport by 11, but then my mom called around 9, to tell me about my flight. She’d gotten an automated message from United on her phone. So I spent some time checking it out on the United and Lincoln …

Gathering

A soft mist of rain covers the morning. It woke me peaceful, curious, reflective. Through the bathroom window I watched the water gather on the driveway and in the flowerbeds, thankful that the yard and the garden will be given this respite, short though it may be, from scorching heat that has left what once was green and fertile now brittle, dry and drooping; thankful that maybe this water will keep the …