Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Commencement Day

his rough hands hold hers
no words are said or needed
commencement day

for all the grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles whose smiles speak volumes
at graduation ceremonies throughout the land

Remembering Kent State, May 4 1970

that spring day
the flowers have long faded
yet we remember

reflection on the mirror

the mirror reflects
a face I know so well