Poetic Insights: Here is the Soul

Here is the Soul Sweet mother south pink thick pintos chow-chow butter beans okra and tomatoes white rice, cube steak gravy  black-eyed peas and mustard greens don’t forget the pepper sauce— here is my heart in a to-go plate autumn red maple rivers of blood black, brown, white come on in, baby sweet children tired…

Life Preservers

– By Linda Wagner –   Red, blue, gray, green four notebooks, four stories treasured pages of life, death, indelible relationships, live forever in them.   Priceless faded photographs my young mother laughing, early ancestors dressed in black. Time remains as it was; we alone have changed.   I see loved ones, search their faces,…