For the last few mornings the temperature has dropped to freezing. But the trees behind my house are not entirely ready to let go of Autumn. They cling to their remaining orange leaves even as the ice coats their branches.
I am like the trees – clinging to the last vestiges of my old life before heart failure changed it forever.
Neither of us will win this battle with time and the inevitable.
But we try anyway.
Carole Leskin is a retired Director of Global Human Resources. Embarking on a second career as a writer and photographer concentrating on her personal accounts of aging, her essays and poetry, frequently accompanied by her photos, are published in Jewish Sacred Aging, Jewish Women of Words, Starts At 60, Navigating Aging ( a Kaiser Health publication), Women’s Older Wisdom, Time Goes By and Next Avenue. Her poems, “Father Time” and “Carole’s Debate” were selected for inclusion in the 2019 anthologies of poetry, New Jersey Bards. Her photos have been featured in Mart R Porter Nature Forum.
Carole – you hit it out of the ballpark again. (Rabbi Richie will appreciate the reference, I’m sure!)
I really appreciate your postings.
Keep ‘‘em coming…
Thank you Phyllis! I appreciate your encouragement and am delighted that you read my work. If you are so inclined you can look at my Facebook page for more as well as my photography. It is public.