The Widow on the Block
The red of her door says welcome
open blinds indicate she’s home
She knows the name of every neighbor
keeps cookies and snacks at the ready
She invites us over
at every opportunity
but usually we just wave
as we drive by—
the children keep
by Lori Lipsky, April 2013
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.
Demure she sits
light on the branch
poised with confidence
Drab in olive dress she rests
with orange beak
with miniature crest
Demure she perches
waits for him
to approach in brilliant red
Lori Lipsky, May 2012
Photo credit: Gail P. Smith
The cardinal is one of my favorite birds. Do you have a favorite?
The Widow by Lori Lipsky
The two hold hands
As they stroll
By her home
From her kitchen window
She sees them pass
A better time
~published by Sparkbright Magazine,issue 7, December, 2011
photo credit: iStockphoto, Don Bayley
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