Come As You Are   Leave a comment

bring the wild rose between your teeth

bring too your child’s gait

skipping like pebbles over the smooth forehead of a lake

come as you are

with mates of every ilk

carry your mother on your back

bring  your eye soothing art

and bring the kind that makes me gasp

come as you are

we’ll mix wine with forgiveness

take turns reading from our dearest books

talk will be of Bristlecone Pines

and of a 5 am November drive

when all the stars in the cosmos

lie on the ground

making the plains


seeing it was luck   when luck had been slim

just come


Posted August 15, 2010 by strongjacksonpoet54 in Poetry of Mary Strong Jackson

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