Linda’s Song – Poem by Debra Sherman

You know I can’t hear you What did you say? I guess I don’t know you, at least not in this way. The man I know loves me, watches out for my heart He never would hurt me, he’s been there from the start. Now here you are saying that you’d like to leave Start … Continue reading Linda’s Song – Poem by Debra Sherman

Weighing the Cat – Poem by Debra Sherman

My cat weighed in at 13 pounds, much too fat, too pudgy, too round! The vet says ten pounds’ll be just right. Based on what?  Her age?  Her height? My cat’s been fat for 15 years, and I can’t see how that’s gonna change. But I’ll give it a try, do the things that he … Continue reading Weighing the Cat – Poem by Debra Sherman

Faith is Not Enough – Poem by Debra Sherman

“Beautiful Debra,” he says, caressing my cheek He’s unaffected by my tears. Once I’m gone, I’ll never see him again I am certain.  It’s not just fear. After I leave, he sends a text, “My hallway smells like you.” He calls me Babes, says he misses me I haven’t got a clue. “Take a leap … Continue reading Faith is Not Enough – Poem by Debra Sherman

Mistaken Identity – Short Story by Debra Sherman

“2912 Riverview?” the library clerk asked, once her computer screen revealed account information for “Darcy Alexander.” Darcy leaned forward to look at the screen.  “No, that’s not my address.” “Looks like there are two Darcy Alexander’s in the system,” the clerk replied.  What’s your address? “752 South Street.  Do you need my library card?” “No, … Continue reading Mistaken Identity – Short Story by Debra Sherman

Bear Necessities – Short Story by Debra Sherman

“I knew going on this hike was a stupid idea,” Theresa growled, while Dave held her arm as she removed her foot from an ankle-deep, half-frozen mud puddle. “It’s not stupid,” Dave argued, “You just have to watch where you’re walking.” Theresa grumbled and they kept on going. Two days earlier they arrived at their … Continue reading Bear Necessities – Short Story by Debra Sherman

Back in the Barn – Short Story by Debra Sherman

“Well hello there.” There’s a lady looking down at me while I lie here curled up in this blue bin on her back porch.  She doesn’t realize at first glance that I’m badly injured.  I was hit by a car two days ago. I look up and manage to purr a little, but now I’m … Continue reading Back in the Barn – Short Story by Debra Sherman

Measuring the Marigolds – Mother’s Day Poem by Debra Sherman

Mother’s Day marks the planting of marigolds, a tradition started so long ago. I can still see you at the front sidewalk, planting them neatly, all in a row. You’ll care for these plants all summer long, making sure they have all that they need. Caring for them, nurturing them, so they can be the … Continue reading Measuring the Marigolds – Mother’s Day Poem by Debra Sherman

Soul Speak – Poem by Debra Sherman

He seemed to me familiar, even though at first unknown. Quite common on the surface, not quite lonely, yet alone. I felt a forceful stirring, yet I didn’t know just why. I liked him, yes, but didn’t have a clue, “this was the guy.” He waited very patiently, hoping to catch my eye. I turned … Continue reading Soul Speak – Poem by Debra Sherman

Same Day – Short Story By Debra Sherman

After a months-long battle with daily, chronic fatigue, for some reason I awake today with unlimited energy.  I let the dog out, put a scoop of food in her dish, feed the cats and start the coffee pot.  I pee while the dog’s outside, then boot up my computer – let the dog back in, … Continue reading Same Day – Short Story By Debra Sherman