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You might write him off as an old codger,

but one tropical night on the shore

of the Gulf of Mexico, a friend

of a friend came by to be introduced.

Alfred, all dapper five feet of him,

set his twinkling blues on me and wanted

to know.  Are you as sexy as your name?

I smiled shyly.

Tell me.  Are you?

Well …

I thought so.

Where’s your wife?

Don’t have one, he winked.  Already killed two.

The octogenarian, Florette, who walks with a cane

but never without makeup, perfume and jewels,

reported a recent flirtation over the lettuces—

He, forty years her junior; she, still mad for her Joe.

The mother of another chum found her third husband,

this, the one of her dreams, at nearly ninety.

You see, children, the night is young.

And we are ever beautiful.

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By Lucia Blinn (Poet and author of Lucia, Passing for Normal and Lucia, Navigating the Night)

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I am past wanting to read “fluff” about a protagonist with a 22 inch waist and perky bosom.  Bores me to tears.  Perhaps because I have had romance in the past, but none now, I don’t want to hear about the perfect romance.  What I enjoy most at this point are action adventure novels by people like Lee Child or Harlan Coban.  These books keep me guessing and bring some “excitement” into my life.    I also really enjoy books like “Eat, Pray, Love”.  There are certain books that really have an impact on your life if read when you are going through a life transition.  I read another one recently that I really enjoyed called “The Help.”  That book really touched my heart.

Initially, I was really wanting to get a Kindle and still think it’s a really neat way to be able to purchase and begin reading a book without ever leaving your easy chair, but now I am not so sure.  I like to take a nice bubble bath and read in the tub and I just can’t see taking the risk of using a Kindle that way.  (Talk about bursting your bubble if it inadvertantly takes a dip!)

I tend to stick with paperbooks.  They tend to be cheaper in price, I can recycle them to other readers and if they get a little wet in the tub, no harm, no foul! [Please leave a comment here.]

By Kathy O’Doud

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