Thank you uncle Charlie

More lines from a thank you note… Thanks also for buttermilk biscuits the kind now extinct since mother moved away for Fannie Emory who taught mom to cook thanks for granny Greer who helped me be less afraid and Betty Greer who taught me ‘kick the...

Another thank you note

More lines from a thank you note… Thanks also for last night’s bright rounded moon for circumstance to cease all and see such incredible indescribable beauty for a time to have almost no thought of me for deep breath and stillness thanks for three pieces...

Thanks also for a Mississippi house

More lines from a thank you note… Thanks also for a Mississippi house, for each swing and slide and tree tied rope we raced to on arrival. Mostly thanks to her for each embrace, for teaching us to sing. For training us to become less afraid and how to make a...

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....

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