Saturday, October 15, 2016

Holes; I smooth

in the ceiling and floor—
my father
still clings to the walls
of the family house

Ribbons, Fall 2015

I smooth
soothing gel on his skin
…...the rash
of old-age uncertainty
more difficult to quell

Ribbons, Spring/Summer 2016

The sale of the house is scheduled to conclude next week!


  1. A very poignant pairing. Glad to hear the sale is imminent!

  2. These are both excellent ... and certainly have the effect of giving one pause. They pair well together - particularly in concert with your note. Good luck in the new place.