Patchwork Quilt

Patchwork Quilt

Earth tones basque upon the wall,
A tapestry of roots and threads
In sepia and reds.

Queens farms turned into
Wooden three floor domiciles:
Vertical bird house styles.

We fly from basement
To Grandma’s loft
Where of’t the crullers soft

Fill our beaks
With warm and sugared dough
Shaped by caring hands to grow

Our lives, our squares
Of fabric, threaded by the silk
Of milk and tilt and silt: a quilt.

Jeanne Poland

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