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  • Writer's pictureJean Linville

teetering

December 17 - December 21


on the winter solstice

the earth pauses to look

longingly over it's shoulder at

warm summer memories while

opening it's arms to embrace

the cold magic of far away stars

artfully etched on windshields in the drive





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Bethe Hagens
Bethe Hagens
Dec 22, 2021

Jean, no one but you will understand this. it wasn’t the message but the texture that reached right inside. We’ve been having a very painful time without the close side (15 feet between our houses) neighbors. We were such good friends with them for over 25 years until the husband died and within a month, the wife fell madly in love with a multi-millionaire, uneducated, from Boston. Life has changed 180 degrees. That’s all I need to say, I think. The close space has been “declared” by red property marker, cursing, etc. I feel like I have an ulcer. Rather, until four days ago, “felt”. I was dreading going out there when it was necessary, and out of nowhere I…

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