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Pushcart Nomination from MoonPath!

MoonPath press has nominated the poem “Phases of Mourning” from my book Hospice House for a Pushcart Prize. I have had poems nominated before, but it has been several years. This poem was one of the last ones to go into the book. I wrote it about my friend and neighbor Mardella who lost her beloved husband Bryan. When I walk to the mailboxes here in Cape George I pass her house. That day I saw her placing a geranium on her porch. It seemed a tribute to how we all have to go on after terrible loss. Thank you to Lana for this honor for me, Mardella and Bryan!

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