DEAR GRANDMA

FOURWORD

Tip-of-the tongue
what is the word?
hands in your hair
thinking about
others – ah it’s
humility!

HAIK-U

Speaking of poets
like old friends, I must meet your
beloved Hardy.

BUTTERFLIGHT

Slate blue eyes, adorned with coral
you see beyond the mundane,
capturing light as it skims the leaves,
iridescent clouds, effervescent memories
in shadowy towers and age-old palaces.  

Attentive to whispers of feeling:
Timmy is watering the flowers-
maybe something is blossoming
between us. 

People like you are pockets of goodness,
strong, as nothing erodes it.
You land softly onto my shoulder
and teach me how to be lovely.

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2 thoughts on “DEAR GRANDMA

  1. You have painted your grandma a portrait! My impression is you found a great, lush place between shareable evocation and idiosyncratic portrayal / truthfulness. There’s abundant light and love and genuinely-SEEING-a-person radiating from these words and I really hope you gave your grandma a copy.
    Kind hugs
    Judith

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