In Memoriam: For Lillian On Her Birthday (July 9, 1925 – December 31, 2016)

This year I had planned to be in Savannah, Georgia at Bonaventure Cemetery spending today with you and Grandpa, preferably with my parents or one of my siblings. You convinced me to keep writing when I wanted to give up. You told me I could succeed. You would have been 95 today. We celebrated ourContinue reading “In Memoriam: For Lillian On Her Birthday (July 9, 1925 – December 31, 2016)”

The Bamboo Forest – A Poem

The Bamboo Forest We walk through the side yardCut along the back fence ravineAvoid the property lineWherever my sister goesI followShe knows how to play the way I doUnlike other kids(I keep making mistakes)We explore the dense polesGreen stalks transporting usForeign LandMy sister teaches me friendshipMy sister teaches meThat someone understandsShe shows me her treasures:NewlyContinue reading “The Bamboo Forest – A Poem”