Indie Author & Learning Specialist

To Begin Again

To Begin Again – Published in Pure Slush Vol. 7: Home Lifespan Series – May 2023

I swear it was just the flash of

bright sunlight

burning my eyes as I paused

in the open doorway


hearing collective voices

whispering good-bye.

It’s not good-bye

I thought


inhaling the memories,

blended aromas,

bubbles of laughter and

tears of loss,

champagne toasts and

birthday candles, baby breaths

teenage drama and

wedding music.


This place called home

blossomed and grew

nurtured with

shared love, its walls


once vibrating with

children’s energy

now creak with age.


Time to move on, let

new residents

make this place their home.


Together our journey

continues with

memories housed

in our hearts.