Joy at the door

It’s just a Christmas tree,  just some goofy colorful ornaments stockings on hooks Santas on stands These tall doors don’t accommodate wreaths Just a couple sparkly outdoor ornaments Just a little printed message carved out and painted silver Just a sparkly J and an O and a Y to greet the oh-so-occasional visitors But itContinue reading “Joy at the door”

My mother in this place

My mother in this place rests in the dabs and strokes of her Three Volcano painting. Rescued from oblivion and an evil stepfather who tried to drown the very idea of her. I cleaned it with moistened cotton swabs, gently washing tobacco smoke and dust decades old. My mother in this place drips red andContinue reading “My mother in this place”