Sunshine; workers on the roof of a construction site, others inside,
away from sweat and sunburn. Time to take a break …
tired bodies lean into bent metal
tilt metal legs and stretch out
reach for a soda raise a laugh
turn the world right-side up
select winning team and m.v.p.
bury politicians in old smoke
add fish tales to high glory
until its time to let the chairs
‘A Bedroom of Searchlights’: poetry. This collection draws a picture of the poet’s divorced mother, an artist with two children, who struggled with poverty, war, and the realities of daily life, yet still found beauty and comfort in her garden, and her art. From Inanna Publications, 2016.