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David Garcia Memorial Service, October 13, 2001

On a severe clear Saturday, two-decades ago, my family and I remembered my love; husband, daddy, son, brother, uncle, cousin. Three weeks planning a funereal service on a barrier island in a public State Park and with the iconic Boardwalk restaurant, culminated in a beautiful celebration of life with violins and butterflies. Funerals and memorial […]

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BEAUTY

Beauty is the internal living flame that illuminates what we belong to. Remembering the beauty of my mother, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Teseny Rieb, on the occasion of her birth, 78 Septembers ago. Though the hangers in her closet hung bare, disrobed of her flowery pleated dresses and soft cotton cardigans weeks after my 18th birthday, her […]

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WAKING INTO SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2021 Continuing Beyond Twenty-Years of My 9/11 Life

After moving through Twenty-years of 9/11, I find strength in the pain to continue my journey with hope.

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ONE SINGLE DAY

A Tribute in Poem to all of the victims and families whose lives were changed in an instant, on one single September’s day.

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As I Approach the Twentieth Anniversary of September 11th

The pressure begins mid-July, with the surge of email, postal letters, and ramped-up 9/11 media aggrandizement. On August 1st, the tunnel of lasts and memorial making opens its dark eye, drawing me into the force that always unfurls my sons and I into the bedrock, with the others, to gather, to mourn, to embrace, to […]

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Epistle: Transcending

Happy 60th Birthday Dear. It’s been twenty years since you made your last wish and we serenaded you at the family table in the home we lived in on Long Island. I love you forever. X/O

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Portrait of a Mother as a Definition

mother First recorded before 900. From Old English modor (to take care of); Dutch “dregs” (sediment, remains that settle at the bottom); German (swampy land); is prevalent in many cultures. Sense of that which has given birth to anything. 1. a female parent, as: a) one’s female role-model, such as: a parent, adoptive mother, foster […]

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DAVIN II

A poem for Davin’s first birthday in Heaven.

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IRELAND UNTIL ETERNITY

Éire go Bráth What’s the craic behind Saint Patrick’s Day? I’ve never felt akin to what has always presented to me as an Irish Heritage Day. With all the reveling, parades, and green ale, bar-hopping debauchery, it’s no wonder that visions of leprechauns chasing rainbows, arising from pots of gold coins, headline modern-day digital images […]

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DANIEL BURGESS 1953-2020 Tribute To a True Top Dog

You think the wonderful people in your life are going to be around as long as you, especially those in your generation. Life moves fast, a season passes after you’ve said “let’s do lunch”, a birthday passes with a text message greeting, a pandemic hinders plans to make anticipated trips to visit friends and family…

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