Tuesday, June 17, 2008



granddaughter sits on stool
watches hole
cut in ice
of frozen lake
nose is red
mittens caked
with ice and snow

grandpa rome sits on stool
watches hole
cut in ice
of frozen lake
tells his granddaughter
"Don't talk - it will scare the fish."
he chuckles
tells granddaughter stories

granddaughter stands up
bladed shoes
buckle against ankles
gingerly she takes steps
away from hole in ice
falls forward
on frozen knees

grandpa rome drops
dangling fish pole
stands up
hurries to granddaughter
helps her stand
returns to stool
sits

granddaughter glides
around hole
in ice
shivers
crouches down
looks for fish
grandpa rome tells her
"Don't pee in the hole - it will scare away the fish."
both sit on stools
and chuckle


1 comment:

Kris said...

Judy, Willow's art is really quite good and creative. There is no shortage of creativity in her genes:)

All of your poems bring me back to a quieter gentler time, when the world circled infinitely slower and each moment was a piece of art. Thanks for sharing:)
Kris