Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I am experiencing unexplainable, unbridled optimism.
This is making me very anxious.

It’s Not About the Pencil

Having coffee with my sister today
Our elderly mother’s having problems with speech,
She asked for a pencil just yesterday.
Candy found a pencil and paper within reach
She’ll communicate some other way?

Candy sits very still
Mom looks at
the blank sheet,
the pen – cil
down to her feet.

Candy thinks
Mom forgot
she had something to say.
I think
she’s planning to pull a MacGyver someday.

Copyright Nance Thacker 2009.

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