The sky cries into
Wedged open by sin
Up on the hill
The day is night
And love is hate
All things turned over
As a shovel upends soil
To dig a grave
C L Couch
Jill Lesoing saved to Meet Me In Montana…
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
April 3, 2018 at 7:27 pm
Powerful piece Christopher. Fits the Good Friday theme well. Emotional and your choice of words is excellent. I think your poetry has become even better than it was. It’s much more descriptive 🙂 Hope u are well and enjoyed Easter. Did u see your sister and her family?
April 3, 2018 at 8:05 pm
I like the avatar, Amanda. Thanks for your specific comments. I hadn’t thought my work had grown at all. So that was truly good to hear. I didn’t see my sister, thanks, on Easter. It was a quiet day, which is not so bad. I’m feeling okay. There was a snowstorm, so I had to postpone what would have been my latest operation. Maybe in the summer. I did hear from my sister whose old dogs are crankier than ever. Did you have a good Easter day? I hope so!
April 4, 2018 at 4:27 am
Thanks Christopher 🙂 I appreciate your compliment. I’m sorry about the postponement, winter seems to be hanging on strong, everywhere this year. Even here, by April, it usually much nicer. It looks okay outside here, but it’s nippy and we still have been getting dumps of snow. If it’s a needed operation, I hope it happens soon, so then you will heal faster too. But, maybe waiting will give you more strength too? Anyways, I’m glad you talked to your sister. I’m sure you miss those cranky old dogs despite lol. I was able to house sit and take care of a little dog in Feb. I thoroughly enjoyed it and quite miss her. She was a small dog, 20 lbs or so and such a sweetheart. I imagine since you cared for those dogs, you kiss their company at times.
It wasn’t a normal Easter, we usually do a big dinner. I help my Mom, but it’s still a great deal of work. So, my Dad was away in China with students, my brothers working or had other plans. But mom and I visited my Baba, and ate a large meal at a restaurant nearby, ‘The Sawmill’ had a great Easter brunch with all kinds of breakfast foods, lunch foods, desserts, fruit, salad, and mimosas to boot. So, we ate their at lunch, and I don’t think I ate for a day and half I was so full. I don’t like being that full, but it was so good. Their regular brunch is too, but they go all out at Easter. I don’t eat waffles, French toast, sausage, bacon, or pancakes hardly ever, so I very much love those foods, along with fruit, and anything chocolate for dessert 🙂 But time to diet now lol. It was nice to see Baba who’s almost 95 and to have dinner with my Mom. That was Sunday, but we went to Good Friday Service, which was nice, somber as the occasion is always. It was nice to see people from my church. I’m unable to attend morning services due to a medication I have to take for various reasons, so I go at night or the odd afternoon (funerals or special things usually) whenever I can. My godparents are always there & I like to see them too. So a different but interesting Easter, and joyful too 🙂 I hope you were able to enjoy yourself to and have something good to eat, a treat or two. There were a few Easterish movies on, not too many, but some. We watched ‘Barabus,’ I’ve never seen the whole thing.
Anyways, have a wonderful week. Let us hope that Spring is ‘really’ here now soon.