Tuesday, March 25, 2014


With a slight of hand and the love of a mother’s mother.
you turned peanuts into candy bars.
Those wrinkled hands wrap me in memories.

Planting kisses on top of golden curls, smiling with
Only the radiance that love times years can produce,
You fixed indelible marks on your little ones.

I hear your voice, gritty and soft, like a
muddy spring day and I want to
show you the posies, all your little ones.

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Winter, dirty white, still foaming at the mouth,

pleading, begging for sweet release.

March winds bring splintered hope,

shattered on blustery days leftover

from the old man's icy grip.

Beat brown grasses, bent and smashed

to frozen aching earth, bowing down,

defeated by the smothering weight of snow.

Almost one year old and making

way for bright, breathing shoots of renewal.

No ceremony for last year’s growth,

We cast a baleful eye at its leftovers,

willing the moment of Spring to be now.