Monday, January 16, 2017

Adding the Niceties

At eighty-five, She loves life - lives life.
And takes a lot of meds with side effects to do it.

Fashion clothing She wears.   Beauty shop of Fridays.
Fresh flowers always on the dining room table.
Roast beef dinners with carmeled carrots.
Cakes for every birthday.   
Not make do.

When She was twelve she picked potatoes in the fields
Along with all her other chores, to buy things
Out of Penny's catalog.
Clothes for herself and and her siblings.
Dotted Swiss fabric for curtains she knew how to sew.
Made to brighten her family's farmhouse living room.

Friends you hear from at Christmas or afterwards

Don't you hate it when long ago,  far away friends email you when  your annual Christmas greeting card doesn't show. You want to...