Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ahoy Mateys: A Poem

Pirate Picture
by Cynthia Cummins

Out of the bath
and brushing my teeth
a message appears in the mirror
from my son

It's a boat with three sails
waves below
and a pirate with sword, off to the side

Drawn with a mushy finger the night before
by a naked boy
still wet
his towel hanging, swamping him
as he leans over the vanity

His picture has been there all day
emerging now from the fog

So much I miss
so much I have missed
going on in his beautiful life

1 comment:

  1. lovely, thank you.
    i really do enjoy your new style.
    poignant, pithy.
    oh, and LOVE that earring!