gone to seed


slender, elegant

aged with grace and dignity

wears white hair like crown




photo by lynn


life’s rough edges

With precious memories of my husband’s mother, Tillie


languid, slowed-down flight

faded tiger swallowtail

wings frayed, summer’s end


aging farmwife rests

memories bound in wheelchair

mind frays as years pass


love sees the beauty

blond boy sings in gramma’s lap

fray with long goodbye