• Gary Hunter

How She'd Light Up - Nov. 4, 2022

eyes that burst stars

huge smile just for me

and a love that

wouldn’t let go

when she’d wrap me

in her arms


that was Gramma


as a child

I noticed

she’d suffuse

into a bright lamp

whenever I came near


only later

after she died

finding out

my grandfather’s

brazen infidelity

was her dark prison


and I

the one

who carried a key

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