2020-03-24T22:26:03-07:00January 20th, 2020|Musings on life|

The woman on the bus

My daughter says she can hear him play guitar
when she presses her ear
to the Gerbera daisy

he died in November
so I use the smile
I use for Santa and fairies

she brings it in the car
and when her brother tells her
it will die without water
she opens the window
and lets it dance it in the rain

a bus goes by
and an old woman in the window
sees the flower and blows her a kiss

my daughter says
see mama, she heard the music too

but I am silent
struck by how the old woman
looked exactly like my granny
who died so long ago.

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