Definition #112 Candle



It’s Birthday month: I’m 74!
The short wicked candle burns.

Between Nor’ Easters,wind and snow
My family comes, adjourns.

The elders bring their rattled bones
And ticklish touching smiles

They know a moment’s all we’ve got
Embrace and touch awhile.
Jeanne Poland


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine Johnson
    Feb 01, 2015 @ 08:37:38

    Oh that’s beautiful and funny. Celebrate all month, Jeanne. Happy Birthday month!


  2. joyacey
    Feb 01, 2015 @ 10:13:33

    This is one of your best. Have a Happy Birthday.


  3. Janet Kay Gallagher
    Feb 20, 2015 @ 12:42:31

    Happy Birthday. Enjoyed your poem especially, “Wicked Candle.”


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