Sunday, July 9, 2023

A Visit From Becky

Laura Bellinger's late sister, Becky.

My sister passed
from this world,
like a puff of smoke
from one of our
Speculator bonfires.

a cinder girl
reduced to ash.

Her last life’s breath,
exhaled and rose,
a mystic mist,
to form a cloud.

At night,
wispy tendrils
swirl and descend.
She seeps,
full bodied,
into my dreams.


Photo at top: Laura Bellinger’s late sister, Becky. Photo provided by Laura Bellinger.

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I am a retired teacher who enjoys the outdoors, especially the Adirondacks. My parents took us camping when we were kids, then we attended 4-H Camp in Speculator (a former CCC camp). As an adult, I served on the Camp board for 8 years. I went to my friend's camp in Bloomingdale (Saranac) for 10 years. We enjoyed cross country skiing, canoeing, fishing, snowshoeing, etc. I still hike, cross country and downhill ski, snowshoe. I bicycle and ride a Harley. I play the organ at a 300 year old church.


One Response

  1. Marion Weaver says:

    Beautiful poem in honor of your sister. Thank you for sharing.

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