The Best of Chippewa Falls Volume One's guide to the riverside city » Presented by Mason Companies, Leinie Lodge, Northwestern Bank, and Go Chippewa Falls

Since you died,
I have walked in the company
of women. Unlike those haiku poets 
who wondered             river trails alone,
we walk together                  watching over one
who’s forgotten                         her married name
but smiles with the                            light of decades,
women who                                    happily pass
eclipse glasses                             back and forth
as we rest along                        the lake bank, 
sharing darkness              and the sliver 
of bright light        remaining 
around the coronas 
of our hearts.


Sandra Lindow graduated from UWEC with a BA in 1971 and a MST in 1974.  Presently she is busily retired and lives in Menomonie, Wisconsin. You can find out more about her here


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