Most every work day for more than 11 years, Dena wrote a love note, poem or other thought, on a napkin - and tucked it in Marshal's lunch - a ritual of the heart. At the beginning of 2009, Marshal started typing them up. It became our practice to share the Daily Napkin with you, OUR ritual of the heart. Then, in October 2015, Marshal retired, so the whole dynamic changed. Dena took several months to re-evaluate and decide what she was going to do. Since she is also simplifying, she is in the process of incorporating all 8 (including this one) websites into one. With that in mind, the poetry of the napkin is now joined with her art and/or photography images. May you enjoy them. May they feed your spirit.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fabric of Life

It used to be in days of yore
or yesterday, by my count

You could cut the fabric of life
in two ways, typical straight
or zigzag -  to prevent fraying

Until fancy craft scissors
came along in plastic tubs
Made in China

• • •

She was cut from a different cloth
some edges ripped or torn along the way
some cut with fancy scissors curlicued
while others frayed

Wrinkled in time
yet, time itself cut straight through
leaving her meanderings in but a moment

Her days spent as they started
gone before they blossomed

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