POST 227: Phone call, curiosity, readiness, participation, LIFE, South Carolina, poem, painting, sun

by Carol Bass

ALL GOD'S PIECES

ALL GOD’S PIECES

ANSWERING THE PHONE

most times I hide
pulling the atmosphere
over my ears
I MUST PAINT, MUST WRITE
today
from Dubose,
mid eighties,
answering ON half ring
jangling,
lurching toward curious
who’s there,
what, IF, and when?

Virginia’s birthday supper
first in line
filling her plate
pouring the wine

10 children, 20 grandkids, all over the world
tightrope walking daughter at 60, in France
who
what
when?
it’s your move
your LIFE

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