is a taste before
the important moments. Listen,
to tempt happiness into your mind is by taking it
wild plums. - Mary Oliver
When I watched you climb
to the top of that plum tree,
my mind flooded with memories
of my grandmother
standing beside her beloved plum tree
in a bright yellow spring dress and gloves.
I imagined her standing beside me
watching you climb to the top,
petals falling like confetti,
sticking to our hair.
|His Great Grandmother, Mary Cook, in the late 60s.|