A Poet's Kiss

Albuquerque poet Mary Oishi puts poems, pictures, and thoughts here for her family and friends, and for lovers of poetry everywhere.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Sunday, April 22, 2018

crone vision

     the crone in my young vision

to my surprise was me.
her presence alone
commanded respect.
   nothing less. and

she had no regrets.

oh, she had made mistakes
but they tuned out to be 
some of her best teachers

how can I ever become her?
   i cried, broken,
i'm as far from her
as a worm from the moon!

and i was.

square your shoulders,
was all she said.

i'm decades rising
   three words pulling the tides

mary oishi
1 April 2018   


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