“Fairy Lights” by Howard Pell

Fairy Lights

Fairy lights in the dark

A separate string for everyone I know

Your string has more lights

Shines longer, brighter

Each light symbolizes us together

Unseen wires connect us when we’re apart

The happy memories outshine the sad ones

Our string of joys, laughter, sorrows, tears Always strung together, lights unnumbered

Artist Bio

Howard Pell wrote Fairy Lights for his wife on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary 2020 May 24.

Howard wrote and self-published Retire Fit, Fit and Fit (www.howardpell.ca) and co-authored and self-published Retire Fit with S.A.F.E. Workouts (www.retirefit.life). He has written many short stories, poems and is working on his first novel.

Howard retired in 2014 and is a writer, videographer, Flamenco promoter, Rotarian and a world traveller. Howard and his wife Rosemary live in Kitchener, Ontario.

About Whitney Sweethttp://fatwomenare.wordpress.comBio: Whitney Sweet is a poet and writer of fiction. Her work has been included in A&U Magazine, as well as Mentor Me: Instruction and Advice for Aspiring Writers anthology. She is the winner of the 2014 Judith Eve Gewurtz Memorial Poetry Award. Her poetry will be included in the forthcoming Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology (October 2018) and essays can be read in the Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New and Beginner Poets (2019) She is the creator and editor of T.R.O.U. Lit. Mag, a literary magazine dedicated to love and diversity. Whitney holds an MA in Communication and Culture from York University, as well as a BA in Creative Writing and English. When she isn’t writing you might find her laughing with her husband, napping, knitting, cooking, or petting her dogs.

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