sisters, best friends
a relationship that sends
out a loving radiance

advice, encouragement
laughter and play
the deepest of sharing
in an understanding way

born of our parents
born from their love
we are growing their legacy
what we’ve all dreamed of
love, joy, peace and gratitude
so grateful

gagi     03/14/24

Change as an Art Form

Change as an Art Form

still unable to write
but at least to begin
the gift of the fevers
brought an enchanted vision

three nights in a row
in a blurred concept of time
the same vision appeared
of what was a popular past time

it felt like they were sisters
or sometimes like friends
sometimes with men
a gathering of artists

little tablets were painted
the size of recipe cards
a magical material
that almost painted itself

always there were flowers
simple scenes of such beauty
all represented change
perhaps season, perhaps colour

each scene was to represent
something very present
only to be replaced by the next artist
with a version after time was spent

a vision that arrived outside of time
always capturing the beauty of change
showing us change as an art form

gagi     01/04&05/01

Dear Cousin

Dear Cousin
dear cousin of mine
our journeys now shared
we didn’t realize
until compared
how similar we are
the challenges of motherhood
the never giving up
the determination to find the answers
the love – so much love
the surviving
the delight of rebellion
against the status quo
the creation of beauty
and watching it grow
the sense of adventure
the wanting to belong
the strength of composure
that quiet inner song
let us grow this connection
of family intertwined
and give thanks to generational
love that’s combined
gagi     04/25/23