(x = space)
The backs of my front teeth
That I ground in my sleep
The iffy vision when I needed
My ingrown or overgrown
White hair (dark again)
The perils of left-handedness
In a right-handed, mortal world
All the fear
The body and the brain
The soul that speaks
To say, I knew you were there
Thank you for the journey home
To end at last
C L Couch
Photo by Heather Zabriskie on Unsplash
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
June 27, 2021 at 4:08 pm
Particularly nice. But I hope you are feeling better, though!