Sketches for a Genealogy

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series Morning Porch Poems: Summer 2015



A loop of metal
& a clasp at the end
of a chain

Two french wires
& the bones
of miniature chandeliers

Four prongs that seat
a gem of doubtful

This window light
is mute to tell
what they cost

but they’re given
now to me— The only
instruction, that I

remember who I am
& that a stone has facets
time whittles constantly


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