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Tending Garden

Sharing Stories

So many things can be "planted" in a haunted garden!

“Tending Garden”

For twenty years,

she had meekly endured

his abusive words.

Lately, it had turned physical.

That was when she let him know

exactly how she felt.

She paused in her labors,

letting the rich loam

sift through her fingers….

The flowers loved it.

Sighing, she resumed shoveling.

The hole was deep.

Soon, she thought, this soil

will become even richer.

Howard Livingston Stroupe

SHARING STORIES is a weekly column for and about the 50 plus crowd living in the Puget Sound region. Send your stories and photos to ariele@comcast.net. Tell local or personal stories; discuss concerns around aging and other issues; share solutions, good luck, and reasons to celebrate; poems are fine too. Pieces may be edited or excerpted. We reserve the right to select among pieces. Photos are always a plus and a one-sentence bio is requested (where you live, maybe age or career, retired status, etc.).

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