• Gary Hunter

Anniversary Stone - Feb. 6, 2022

as delicately as a wedding gift

he lays it at her feet

she picks it up and

tosses it NO!


perhaps she wants something

worthy of her childrearing years

her toughness her sharp eyes

their close calls and lean times

to celebrate another anniversary

for two ravens living in a world

of black prejudice


or maybe she meant a gentle “no”

to say there’s nothing more important

than what we already have

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