Telescoping by Ruth Ann Dandrea

Now…at my age…here…in this world…lifeturns to smaller things.A garden I can weedin one day. A housejust big enough for meand a guest or three. Ayard I can mow withouta motor. A neighbor-hood where people sayhello, help each other,look out for one another’srunaway dogs, bicyclingkids. Mornings like thisI sit on my small patio,beside a tiny triangularwoodland … Continue reading Telescoping by Ruth Ann Dandrea

Ode To My Little Black Pebble by Mary Perrin Scott

You sit perched uponthe kitchen windowsill.Jerusalem outlined behind.Mary and Joseph oneither side. The babyJesus, a small black pebblefrom the beach of sand.There you are, mylittle black Jesus.I hold you in my handstroking your smooth surface.Black lives matter, you say.Jesus, the source of peaceis black in my hand.Jesus, my comforteris black in my hand.The Jesus on … Continue reading Ode To My Little Black Pebble by Mary Perrin Scott