Using fingers and limited vision,
I admire the sculpture:
its rough body, teeth, removable scull,
paws made of clay-like material.
In reality, it would be dangerous
to be this chummy with such a creature,
but in the museum, the bear and I are friends.
He will not, can not, hurt me.
The above poem appears in the fall print issue of The Avocet. It was inspired by a time last year when I visited a museum with one of my local writing groups. Because of my limited vision, I was allowed to feel the sculpture of a bear. You can click below to hear me read it.
By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.
New! The Red Dress
Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.
Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.
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