Wednesday, July 8, 2009

tribute # 78 - Joan

tightly wound enough to cut her own spindle.
that, or fast asleep. feel like I raised her.

won't be talked down to mellow voice;
withholds comfort from self and others

she deferred, leaned, flinched.
taking command of herself at 70.

1 comment:

SandyCarlson said...

I wonder about this:
"withholds comfort from self and othes." Tragic and beautiful.