Philadelphia through Amtrak window
All painted on a brick wall
As if it would last.
Now with windows smashed
and plywood-covered entrances
Gutted reminders of failure
The sky, in spite
As published in Das Tor in 1984
Catherine G. Tripp writes for grownups, for the curious, for those who appreciate wry humor. Her work has been published in Pilcrow and Dagger, Wingless Dreamer, Reedsy, and she has read her work for several Zoom shows in 2020, including the Mask Monologues, Coffee and Grief and Creative Caffeine. Her recent writings and blog posts have been insightful, fast-paced, evocative essays about current events, and thought-provoking memoirs about the tangled branches of her family tree.