To My Grandmother

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War …

I store you inside me
  under a blanket of pearls

They lie strung together
  as my history unfurls

Each one to unstring
  when I need it the most

Your wisdom translucent
  your memory my host

You loved me before
  I ever knew who I was

My freedom you shepherd
  reaching down from above

Though years have grown distant
  they forever remind

Of your goodness and blessings
 —Oh Catherine of mine

(Villanova Pennsylvania: July, 2018)