Wednesday, June 17, 2009

memories are made of this

Your Stories

Plot keeps us moving
conflicts, obstacles
from here to there
Showing our qualities,
our characteristic strategies
how those change
dramatically, comedically,
through relationship or revelation
or how we resolutely refuse
to change despite ardent
Sitting in your kitchen
drinking wine and sharing plotlines
leading to the lives we share
here and now
I feel the joys, the moments of doubt,
the tragedies and resilient reclamations
Your brilliant smile, contagious laugh,
ebullient embrace carry me through
enduring sorrows.
A fallen bird nurtured,
a flower coaxed to glory,
a simple girlhood story spanning wars,
historic empathies. Cuttings
cultured from long ago continue chains
of living, plotlines leading me
to you
our brief exchange
strands of dna
carry us forward into more complex

June 17, 2009 Laurie Corzett/libramoon

for Peggy Chestnutt ~ may your spirit dance in eternal bliss

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