Takes a turn
Is my year)
Oriental means eastern
But in China it is meridian
For people and the life
We take these years
Which is significant for
Maybe we should learn to count
Together, dismiss compass
Respecting the zenith
Of each degree
C L Couch
Happy Gregorian new year. Happy lunar new year.
Still writing from a place of pain that tends to overwhelm. I’ll be rethinking that relationship between art and suffering, sometime.
Meanwhile I’m trying.
I use C L Couch when writing formally because it is a version of my name that's genderless. And, frankly, easier for handwriting--I have a severe writer's cramp. In conversation, I go by Christopher, having been named for the boy who had the poly bear and finally being (achieving) fine with that.
I use small Xes all the time because WordPress won't let me cut and paste the text from my program page to this one. (Grrrrrr.)
I am a career educator, semi-retired due to disability. I live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (USA).
The main photographs at this site (of the road, of me) were crafted by photographer and my friend Debra Danielson. A variety of her work is available for appreciation at
Thank you, lookers, hearers.--Christopher
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