Gave Me A Heart
I am not getting through
to this thirty-something young guy
we are speaking across this watery gap
and two generations apart
I can still see him
in my eye’s corner, only seven
and I have his delightful painting
of a pink, yellow and red heart
with a ring of gold glitter
all surrounded by blue
that proves he loved me
who is this man?
Saffron – April 2020
Write a poem about a handmade or homemade gift that you have received. It could be a friendship bracelet made for you by a grade-school classmate, an itchy sweater from your Aunt Louisa, a plateful of cinnamon toast from your grandmother, a mix-tape from an old girlfriend. And whatever gift you choose, we wish you happy writing!