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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Note to Self

Photo (taken in Bordeaux, France, 1978)

In this photo, water-lilies,
over and over again,
holding summer on a plate
before being declared null and void,
drying into winter's thin, brown death.
Taken when I was young,
it is me watching out for a future
that was never as far away as I thought

always arriving as it did this morning
when like a faith healer
my granddaughter reached out
to spent flowers, softly
fingering the petals and I reassured her
that they will come back to life again
in the spring and she told me I was beautiful
and I told her she was too.

Kay McKenzie Cooke


Avus said...

Kay, that's simply lovely!

Kay McKenzie Cooke said...

Thanks so much. (Hope you are taking good care of yourself!)


'how this all harbours light'