Being Dressed

 

buds changing to leaves
thanks to the waters of spring
bare branches being dressed

Pat R

2/23/20

For Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge where the phrase to be used isĀ  ” the waters of spring”

 

Conversations

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She came to visit on a peaceful saturday evening. Meandering conversations about everyday things, morphed into events of childhood and upbringing.

The traumas and dramas, the love and conflicts. Families and their decisions made out of love, that is truly misunderstood by the young minds they were meant to  shield.
 
Then came reflections on this life changing sorrow. There are moments caught between heart-beats, that goes the way of time. There is no changing it. There is no revisiting it And its one true quality is that it is everlasting.

This was one of those moments. After the revelation it just hung in the air.

a mother’s grief –
in remembrance
through decades, she kept
the last T-shirt he wore,
bullet hole intact

Pat R

2/16/20

For dVerse Poets Pub where Kim is hosting and the phrase to be incorporated in the response is
” There are moments caught between heart-beats”

Thursday Door – Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn

I was driving through Bedford Stuyvesant this evening. I forgot how many gorgeous doors there are in the neighborhood. These brownstones were built for the growing middle class at the time from 1890s to the late 1910s. Very ornate surrounds.

Pat R

2/15/20

For Thursday Doors over at Norm’s. Check out more doors here