by Belinda Furby
There are pages in the story of my life that are bookmarked. They divide time into the before and after. I flip through my memories and pause at these pages finding passages underlined and important notes jotted in the margins. Here I met my husband; here I became a mother; here I lost a friend. And here the earth cracked and tilted off its axis, the stars dimmed, the sun cooled. Here my tears fell and dried upon the page.
Belinda Furby, whose full catalog is here, lives and writes in North Carolina. Her books have many dog-eared pages. Visit her blog, Upside Down Bee.