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From My Grandmother’s Window

I fear we’re becoming
people who have no concern
for those who succeed us

Instead we live for the moment
without an obligating sense
to make Gaia inheritable

Similarly there are those
who have no reverence
for those who precede us

Family, tradition, culture and mores
reduce to biology resembling nothing
more than a gene pool

May they drown in the shallow end

Chagall 2016


Tare Weight

chagall backdrop

In February 1987
before she passed, I asked her to narrate her recipes
and I would scribe.

To the day almost
these decades later, family is over and I cook her favorites
almost to a tee.

Our love
that winter dormant for so long returns
emerges as seedlings.

© Chagall 2014

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