Sister Connection

we speak every six months or so
my sister who moved away
from me or me from her
over time
interests pulling us
from hope to love
close to loosely tied

she is excited about
a coloring book of fashion
the latest rage
suggested passing it to my granddaughter
who draws dresses
passions after looks and fabric and fit
thought she
might enjoy it

so we hang on the phone
for an hour or more
catching up on
mostly our daughters
both bright beautiful
young unmarried
on the verge
of becoming us

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Margaret Emerson

When Margaret Emerson retired from her career as a professor of nursing, she felt life open to her true passions: creating art through painting and poetry. She lives on the island of Martha’s Vineyard where a large artist community promotes exploration and expression. As a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Poets Collective, Margaret attends weekly workshops giving and receiving feedback about members writing. She has published poetry in local newspapers and has given readings at many programs on the island. Margaret’s poems are inspired by the awe in everyday life.

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