Thanks also for children sounds

…Thanks also for children sounds singing in laughter somewhere unseen. for an injured neighbor able to listen and two silent cats tentative and still. thanks for sunlight and memories of rain for memory of mother waiting in her yard thanks for a beloved brown...

Thanks also for familiar faces

…Thanks also for familiar faces, for boys continually resembling uncle rex; who these seventy three years has remained in France; where small white stones mark his place. thanks also for bambi, a baby girl, drenched beneath her mother’s weeping. thanks for...

Thanks for breeze stirred ginkgo leaves

… Thanks again for breeze stirred ginkgo leaves adrift in silence to the sunlit sidewalk; and for a yellow lawn. for twin cousins who come each year with great aunt Lilly; weighted down with pecan pie bread pudding; with oysters mosca and peanut butter cake....

Thanks for a thin tanned lady

…Thanks also for a thin tanned lady; and small girls who seek to ascend her garden’s gate. for a brown faced boy soon to travel alone and red feathered birds along the fence before they flee to their canopies of green. thanks for roofs that ward away wind...

Talk of aunt Lelia

I walk the woods with daddy, holding baskets of fallen figs; gathered from the ground. we compete with hummingbirds, sometimes geese, for their sweetness. Also dad tells of aunt Lelia, taken to California in a wood wagon pulled by horses. She went with her father;...

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