he held it together


he held it together
with duct tape
crossword puzzle
dictionary I gave Dad
decades ago

with teaching materials
in the side pocket

glass dish
from grandmother
to mother
to me
still life

These three poems were included in Things with Wings & other poems, edited, illustrated, and published by Aubrie Cox in 2012: a free download (PDF file) is available at Aubrie’s site. You’ll find this book under PROJECTS on her home page. http://www.yaywords.wordpress.com.

The crossword puzzle is courtesy of wpclipart.com.

6 thoughts on “he held it together

  1. You always amaze me with how much emotion and living memory you pack into so few words, Ellen–lovely. God bless you.


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