A proud day for me today as I become a certified Seattle poet. My poem, which was selected for the 'Poetry on Buses' contest, got published today. The challenge was to write a 50 word poem on the theme of 'Home' and I dipped into a memory from my childhood to write it.
Lunch On A Lazy Summer Day
Home was the surety of my grandmother’s hand
Rolling grains of flour into a ball,
Cajoling sweetness out of a
Hot grumpy day.
Readying a meal for her emaciated;
The children, lazing on the verandah
The birds, hovering, for the leftovers
The Gods, waiting to be appeased.