An excerpt from my diary on July 3, 2020

My husband bought me a motorcycle today.
He has the idea that we can pack our things
into tidy bundles, rev up motors,
already having found someone to love
and leave the pandemic behind,
as we outrace the upcoming Kansas City
hotspot of our present-day existence,
zooming off into a blazing saddles' prairie sunset.

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When Annie Newcomer lost her brother, John Klier, Jewish Scholar and Russian Historian who lived and taught in London to misdiagnosed cancer in 2007, she was bereft. Writing saved her. Now she teaches Poetry and Play Writing at Turning Point, a center for the chronically ill associated with the University of Kansas. She endeavors to share this joy of the written word with others.

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