Nearby Stories / Don Cohen


Nearby Stories

poems by

Don Cohen

Pure Heart Press
ISBN: 978-1-59948-953-7, 52 pages, $14 (+ shipping)

Release Date: February 1, 2023


Dr. Donald Cohen is a licensed Marriage and Family
therapist, in private practice for more than 40 years in
Weston, Connecticut.

Dr. Cohen received his M.S.W. from Columbia University,
his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from California School
of Professional Psychology at Berkeley, his post-doctoral
fellowship at the Department of Psychiatry at Yale
University Medical Center.

The author was the creator, producer and host of the popular
weekly television and radio show, Kids Are Talking.

There is intimacy in all moments of personal stories. Author Don Cohen honors them fully by inviting the present to touch you, the past to remind you, and the future to call you. Bring self-awareness to each verse and you will find your own story very nearby…  ~ShadowStories


When the past feels faraway
And the present,
Full of a nearby goodbye
The future unseen,
Standby for your goodbye
See yourself nearby
Echo through the ages




Moments happen once
Granted; swell me up
Never taken for granted
Soon after,
A memory
Finds means of satisfying moments
In a cavern of remembrance
The unimaginable manifests
Percolating a present moment




Lovers expand
Push, stretch, touch
Desire on fire
Curious and explore
The agony and the ecstasy
Eyes in the mirror express what is inside
Ready to penetrate




Silence invents hearing
Takes me inside
Stretching up the spiral staircase
I wander writing sentences
In the air
Sustained moments
Refracted images
Nearsighted mirrors
Buffered between self and day
Turn off sound
Embrace quietude
To hear thyself blissfully
Maintain an animated silence
Into the night

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