Wednesday, June 19, 2013


twirling parasol, bright red and yellow
ruffles of fabric
shimmer in the light
strong wooden handle supports the soft shadow
thin wooden lattice lifts up to the sky
the delicate lace and the little sewn corners
someone's great-grandmother's hands
know the shape
and the patience it takes
for fragility to endure
for now, the great-granddaughter skips
in its shade.