An Old Forgotten Photo ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/8/2020

During the COVID-19 Virus, I’ve been struck with a cleaning virus, not to make light of the situation, but it’s a bit much even for me.   Going through drawers, I found a picture of Howard, my biological father. He left for “greener” pastures when I was 5, new love,…

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My Neighbors Birth Day Party ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/3/2020

My Neighbors Birth Day Party ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/3/2020
Neighbor Ray's Birth Day Party 7/3/2020

In the picture, you see my neighbors, the man in the chair is Ray, he works for H.E.B. He leaves home before sunrise every workday, if I'm on the front porch with my coffee, he shouts a resounding, "Hello!" I'm always wondering if he'll wake the neighbors, he doesn't seem…

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My Sunday Adventure ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/5/2020

My Sunday Adventure ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/5/2020
Sofia Helping 86 year Old Ken learn how to Zoom during COVID19

It's interesting, this time of life, Sofia works mostly from home, I have few students ~ some via Zoom, a couple in person, but now that we've spiked with the virus, I've canceled them again. We talk about what we can do, I keep saying, for now we must be…

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A 4th of July Memory ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/4/2020

It was a dreary day in my neighborhood, forecast of rain daunted many a celebration. We were invited up the street to a neighbor’s backyard picnic. I was young, adults seemed old, the food was eaten, drinks were drunk. As it started to rain, my family of 5 scurried home,…

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My Conversation With Sofia ~ by Katrina Curtiss 6/30/2020 8:15pm

Sofia is my best friend, my flatmate, my family. She is from Portugal, a place where due to COVID-19 she cannot go. She usually travels home this time of year to visit her family and friends, now she cannot. I find her observations of my country insightful and at times,…

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It’s Hard ~”What My Grandma Would Say” ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 6/26/2020 

It’s Hard ~”What My Grandma Would Say” ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 6/26/2020 
My Mom And Grandmother 6/26/2020

It’s Hard ~”What My Grandma Would Say” ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 6/26/2020 It’s hard not to talk about things that matter It’s hard not to watch TV, eat and get fatter It’s hard not to engage and voice your rage As we wait for the world to…

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Happy Birth Day To My Sister Grace ~ by Katrina Curtiss 6/22/2020

Happy Birth Day To My Sister Grace ~ by Katrina Curtiss 6/22/2020
Happy Birth Day To My Sister Grace

When you were born, they named you, Grace Which means beauty, which shows in your face You became my best friend over time A mentor, protector, supporter of mine When a stray dog bit me, you beat him back It wasn’t the only time you save me from attack You…

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The Adventures Of Sofia ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 6/8/2020

The Adventures Of Sofia ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 6/8/2020
Sofia Making A Floating Patio 6/8/2020

In honor of it being her Birth Day Week ~ Sofia is the female version of Bob The Builder, so I wrote a poem about it, goes like this: Betty The Builder ~ a short poem by me. She’s relentless, she never stops Making things in her little “She Shop”…

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My Cat Comforts Me ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 6/3/2020

My Cat Comforts Me ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 6/3/2020
Basura Comforts Me 6/3/2020

Basura cat came to me most curiously As she placed her paw upon my knee Together we watched the news from our home Being together, than being alone We watched the protest around our land People marching together, hand in hand She said, “Can we go, can we take part?”…

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My New Friend Sabrina ~ by Katrina Curtiss 6/1/2020

My New Friend Sabrina ~ by Katrina Curtiss 6/1/2020
My New Walking Friend ~ Sabrina

I’m exhausted after watching the protest, weary of the conflict, confused by the acts of violence. I watch what’s happening and search the skies for understanding. It’s as if we were just emerging from one storm, only to find ourselves in yet, another. It would be nice to have blue skies…

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