Moved by heavy memories
backed with energy wanting to share
history and stories of his generation here
his home, for his family for nearly 42 years.
Planting a African Coral Tree
a small slender twig in a coffee can
large shovel like hands with all the care
love pats on the earth tucking in the roots.
Sitting in my art studio table
French made paper, the best
moving shadows of the Coral Tree during sunset
quickly filled in with a loaded paint brush.
Night has covered everything
I walk into the studio and turn on the light
the paint has dried on the paper
the sunset filled shadows for new memories.
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