Monday, May 9, 2011

mum's day

Over Both
In the hazel space where 
eternal youth meets time 
and time begins to win, 
my mother's smile triumphs 
over both and chooses 
to love in the boring spaces 
in a camel hair coat
on the back roads of Ohio. 
The light in the waiting room 
is soft and kind; near 
calamity has plucked 
the strawberries from her 
heart, but still, she smiles 
the demure yes of love 
to some hope on the horizon 
beginning to take shape. 

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