top of page
  • Gary Hunter

Lisa - May 14, 2023

she oozes 6th grade teacher

bespectacled patient helmet-haired

a balanced thoughtful mind

wise from all its years


as loving as any mother you’d wish for

trustworthy as your own hand

I had no idea she’d been a man

this president of our HOA


but it didn’t matter to me

what she was then

we bump shoulders now

when we laugh

I lean in to her gentleness

the caress of friendship


and what a reunion

that must have been

that thing separated at birth

in a wrong doorstep delivery

finally re-delivered home


and in putting together

the missing pieces of herself

how wonderful she kept

the sweetest part

of her soul

0 views

Recent Posts

See All

haiku - May 31, 2023

if we only take and not give back to the world don't we die, lonely?

Time to Climb? May 30, 2023

if you think life is a swamp you should really think about climbing a tree you’ll swim wade and walk through a lot of mud fend of snakes and gators and wave at endless clouds of mosquitoes if you kn

Shipwreck of Flesh - May 29, 2023

they nip my ankles between the toes behind the knees minnows all over my skin while I'm thigh deep cleaning the pond to them I’m a shipwreck of flesh an opportunity to pick off dead pieces of the drow

Comments


bottom of page