Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Matriarch


We surround her,
not because she can't get up,
but rather because she draws us in,
pulls us to her
as she's done for so many years,
in so many lives.
Age has entered her tiny body,
with all its pain and cloudy confusion
and yet she remains proud,
a matriarch,
holding us all together.
Even now, she's teaching us
...to be kinder
...to be more content
...to listen
Fragility has never looked so strong.

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2 comments:

Mom said...

What a wonderful, tender tribute to Granny! She was deeply touched.
And the picture of my 2 beautiful daughters, and great relatives is super.

I love you!

Mom

annie said...

very lovely.