Reflection & Packard Place 28 April 2016

Two poems today-one is a whimsically fun ‘reflection’  and t’other is one I wrote about

good friends who took care of me after a major surgery, along with APG. Enjoy.

Reflection by Alex Goerner

Oh how lovely they look,

Staring deep back into me, two pools of bright hue surrounded by supple skin

Hello there I say, looking deeply and longingly at them.

They say nothing

As I blink, they blink back

I’m in love I say,

they say nothing as a huge grin envelops the face

I find myself grinning back


The Packard Place

A comfy nook created on the couch,

surrounded by Little Mermaids, the warmth of soft blankets pulled up to chin–

snug, with yellow flames from the fireplace.

In the brief moments of wakefulness,

large panes let in trees and sky, helping me remember I’m still part of this world;

young man on the floor keeps watch with the furry, molting cat.

Late in the day, chicken soup, heavy with noodles heats,

brothy balm, solace to my battered core.

This Packard place resides with gladness and light,

cheer and renewal, reassurance and welcome.

I don’t have to buck up, instead I am lifted up.

Not alone, but

rather gladdened of heart; heartening my soul.


About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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