every few years because of work
into her mailbox each December
how many remember her after she moves
her impact as she counts her Christmas cards
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Rings on her Fingers by Lori Lipsky
She wears rings on three or four fingers
to match the color of her necklace
and earrings, all which coordinate
with her ensemble of the day. Each time
we meet for coffee she wears a different color:
ruby, blue sapphire, emerald, coral, amethyst.
We need no other reason to be friends. The color
takes me home, back with mother, who
wore the prettiest rings and had the kindest smile.