the bypass


The roses along the fence braid and buckle, and family gathers near

beneath the hum of back porch ceiling fans to make the sounds of story.

Vibrato, laughter, long pauses for the fountain waters to echo through.

There’s a surgery today – the patriarch’s heart reworked

and not one of us afraid, but rather we hold ourselves up against the light

like thin pearly vases, cracked, still filled,

fragile as morning,

as breath,

as rose.

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12 Comments

deb
Reply July 7, 2010

prays for you and yours , Amber

Kelly Langner Sauer
Reply July 7, 2010

a reason to be together. i pray things well for you all.

Michelle Sedas
Reply July 7, 2010

Girl, your words are amazing. Praying for a perfect outcome.

Jane Anne
Reply July 7, 2010

I just said a prayer and I will continue to pray.

Jenelle
Reply July 7, 2010

Praying...

joann
Reply July 7, 2010

Thin pearly vases.
It's such a gift to be a person who can see beauty in all circumstance. Praying for your rose petal family, may you continue in the light. You and your light, they illuminate my life! Thank you.

Robin ~ PENSIEVE
Reply July 7, 2010

Love & prayers to you & yours.

Melissa
Reply July 7, 2010

Oh girl.
Visiting your blog is like holding myself to light.
So good and sweet to my soul.

Linda
Reply July 8, 2010

Prayers for all of you Amber. Such beautiful word pictures....

Candice
Reply July 8, 2010

We are praying!!

Elizabeth @claritychaos
Reply July 15, 2010

i love your poetry.

Dorie
Reply February 7, 2016

That really caueprts the spirit of it. Thanks for posting.

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