Like the Dickenses

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

When people ask about my process,
I say I just write like the dickens.
Not that I write like Dickens
or any of the Dickenses, including
his mother Elizabeth and his
grandmother Elizabeth,

nor do I write like Dick Enns,
who, on June 2, 2012, says his obituary,
“eased out of this life
into the waiting arms of Jesus
with his loving family by his side”
though I would like to write

like his obituary writer.
Would that I would have the grace
at any Dick Ennses’ ends
to pen “eased out of this life
into the waiting arms of Jesus”!
Would that any of us would.

• • •

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s