Tag Archives: Memory

A Lost Key

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SECOND PRIZE WINNER

WHEN I REMEMBER THE TIME WE SPENT AT LAC EN COEUR I think about a one-room cabinwith smoke-filled raftersand the worn flashcards.My little brother was learning his abc’sand getting his q’s and p’s mixed up.He had to start over each … Continue reading

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Appetance

APPETENCE We wait in line For the deceased To come to church To be laid to rest by the priest To become part of the body of Christ At the Feast of Saints As the woman behind us rises And … Continue reading

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Today’s His Birthday

TODAY’S HIS BIRTHDAY When I was five I was surprised to learn My father had once been a child How could that be? An impossible thought for me My father was not a child He was an old oak tree … Continue reading

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Keeper

KEEPER Sweet as the bee’s kneesI feel myselfKneeling in the honeyThinking of the flowersIn their sunny daySwaying the windWith a fragrant graceInvitingA drunk delightA bumbling flightOf beesTo steal the sceneTo singA buzzing hymn to the queenOf the hive We are … Continue reading

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Their shadow

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How Beautiful

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Roll Up the Morning

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October Project Poetry Contest Honorable Mention: Morrow

Morrow I, behind fallen tree, hear bittersweet elegy As many pass through the dark mists, pained So I set in mind, distorted portraits in time Like Clarke’s icons of Poe and glass, stained Transcended smile and wait, while we consecrate … Continue reading

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Pink Noise

Pink Noise   I don’t know why I hurt myself Sometimes it just seems like the best solution A way to find something new Or let go of something old When I’m so sorry I ever told you What wasn’t … Continue reading

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