Poem: friendsgiving

I’m thankful for:

Spouse

Drabhu

trees & tendrils

plants in pots, in my household and not

dancing

books

rivers I have loved

Twitter-friends

hills and boulders

mountains, near and far

art

having had relationships with 2 grandparents

photography

living in Maryland

Loch Raven forest

Cali (1939–1998)

Rosemary (1917–1998)

Heidi (c. 1976–1994)

having known Paul W (1968–1993)

poetry in translation

salamanders in the Smokies

earthworms everywhere

golden afternoon sunlight

clouds

“occasional spiders”

flowers

cousinry

imagining

pretty colors

synesthesia

the kindness of strangers

walking in darkness

not-knowing

serendipity  /  synchronicity  /  surprise

being me

 

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Poem: subtle stitchery

My native tongue is writing letters.

I explain who I am and why you matter to me.

I attempt to comfort.

I describe place, time.

I muse on kinship, affiliations.

I embroider threads connecting us.

 

 

Now that it feels like the world is ending,

What can I do but read and think and dream?

Ponder the past.

Imagine a future.

And write letters.

 

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