Loretta’s Piece a poem by pd lyons from The Women Retrospect


(photographer unknown)

(photographer unknown)

 

Loretta’s Piece
(12.09.73.)

Rose was first thought
remembering was coming
but put back almost worn out.

Now – when roses bloom
not trying for anything.

Now when I am and am not
then or pretty soon.

Now when words burn meaningless
giving warmth
to bodies
already left behind
the thoughts are all,
growing weeds
coiling snakes
blooming
gaping
the flesh we cared for
the planet we cared for
the stars we strived for.

a version of this was published by Thunder Clap 2010/2011

at this time I was a student at Crosby high school in Waterbury ct. I had been a poet for about 5-6 years since having decided  at the age of 12, to be one. Loretta was a class mate/friend/muse. we’d spend many an afternoon class sitting in the back talking and writing. its been a lifetime since I’ve seen her. she still lives in Connecticut and she is still I believe very very cool.

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