Grandmotherly

April 1, 2018
I’ve never seen you but I see right through your eyes
I’ve never never spoken to you but I hear you late at night
Shadow gone
Reflection cast
A bitter fog amid an afternoons tea
Read your leaves
They tell you life
Glittered in miniature clusters
Geodes of grandeur
Enlayed
Embedded
Infused
My mother whispered when you were gone
“I love you”
To the both of us
Lovelaced by tears
Drop plopped below
sponged into my delicate
Skin
She’d never held me before
But now she felt me in her arms
The way you did
Warm breath
And burnt amber eyes
Lavender
Forget me nots
Planted in the dirt below
Edges chip
As hearts collide
She needed me the most
After you died





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Aunt sher said...
today at 1:55 am
Your poem is amazing- so glad we got to spend some time together so I could relate who you are to your poem. You are very special!
 
Cooper said...
yesterday at 1:03 pm
I am moved to tears by the poem. I am so close to my grandma and great grandma. A well written poem. Just perfect. Loved the ending. I cannot wait to share in my English honors class
 
Lowercaselife replied...
yesterday at 10:25 pm
Thank you very much, it means a lot to me that you can connect on a level deeper than many others.
 
Sparrow said...
yesterday at 1:00 pm
The This prose is absolutely beautiful. The insight a depth reflect wisdom and maturity way years. This poet has an exquisite set oneof I language~ of word placement.
 
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