How Time Works

This poem came to me as I as cleaning the guest room, after Christmas and the pleasure of hosting family from far away. We took a calculated risk with COVID, since several of us had already had the virus.

  They have vacated the room where I make the bed, unhurried,
 unwilling to disturb their presence that lingers in the quiet.
 They slept beneath the quilt my mother made.
 My child-adult and her husband,
 the soul mate and lover she awaited,
 yearning for the one who yearned for her
 while the patchwork of her life came together.
 Granddaughter of a stitcher of longings,
 a practical woman of vision, and prayer.
 Daughter of the one who watched the pattern come together
 and now makes the bed again,
 runs her hand over the
 storied, precious handiwork,
 in lambent, loving benediction. 

6 thoughts on “How Time Works

  1. I am smiling and thinking of the comings and goings of my own children and fully understanding the important time spent by you with all of your family! Love you, my friend!


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