Dearest, my one

thee in thy mirror

what talents, directions, tendencies, and so on


once more January

balance and flip

around we go

bouncing in the air


heels over head in what’s


for the jaws open below us


let’s see which candy she chooses

Poem copyright 2017 by Jnana Hodson.
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Fancy-Star Quilter

Mother’s hands fidget in prayer

branching into an alternate dinner plan.


Why is addition easier than subtraction?

Multiplication, over division?


Human nature is to acquire.

Piles throughout the house.


We hate to lose. Even diet.

So even paying the bills can be painful.


He was described as a family man with a passion

for horse-pulling events and square dancing.


I’ve been to dances that have felt like both

not all that long ago –


there was no life apart from the children’s

wet towels dropped in the hallway.

Poem copyright 2017 by Jnana Hodson.
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Deerfield, Massachusetts.