Tag Archives: ALS

A fine notion

 Ruth Z. Deming Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA   Think of the worst disease imaginable. That’s what I’ve got. ALS, Lou Gehrig’s. One of 30,000 Americans. Me, a chaired professor of law at Temple University. Maple Oaks has a good reputation. I signed the reams of papers to get in. But, damn, it takes a long […]

Sitting here

Shalamar Sibley Minnesota, Minneapolis,  USA   Poet’s statement: This poem was written after a day in the clinic. I will let it speak for itself, except to note that the opening quote is from a poem written by a mentor I had at the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference who has passed on. The poem becomes a […]