New year/new stones
Week 1 – Kindness
air still cool
holding the rake with gloves
first time in a new year
sweeping old detritus
making space for new growth.
stringed symphony in traveling steel
whirling agitator in the washing machine
privilege of sound;
i. pride & inspiration
black dressed woman, her back to the audience
arms rise, all eyes on her
slowly, separate and distinct; alto and tenor sax, piano, bass, guitar, drums
a beautiful interweaving of textures and patterns and sounds
our women ancestors dancing joyfully, beaming with pride.
take me to the e.r.
this morning sick and yet, i see you strong, resolute.
once my baby boy; now,
a “growing into” man-child.
another wake up call
and we both find another letting go.