Mom, Dad, and Dustin on the Beach of the Great Salt Lake 1997 by Darcy Leech

I have to share this beautiful poem, the words bring to life before your very eyes, the deeply intimate insight of one families suffering. Written by the surviving daughter of a mother with a hidden disease.

Quote from the poem:-

‘My mom’s smile is genuine,
A lilac beaming
In the presence of her Sun.’

The words reach into your very soul.

Fondest Regards Rose

Heartland!

My mom’s smile is genuine,Photo Poem by Darcy Leech

A lilac beaming

In the presence of her Sun.

Indentions in the sand prove

Time’s linear progression,

Her hair yet unblighted,

Carrying midnight’s consistency.

Clear tracks fading as the

Movement slips further

In the past.

Cheekbones

High, soft,

In summer’s hue,

Hopeful.

Each step’s unknown impact,

A future looking back.

My father’s strength:

One whose

Life is in his arms.

Squinting past the camera,

He rests upon a rock

Like caramel corn half eaten,

Just to the left

Of man-made concrete convention

Daylight’s eraser

Removing color to his right.

Dustin sits

In my father’s lap,

Open mouth of a drooling

Big mouth bass;

Muscle toneSalt Lake Poem

Of a well exercised

Jelly fish,

He looks at me

Half aware;

His wheelchair

Perched at the edge

Of parking lot gravel grafted

Like a scar on nature’s beach,

Opening to the ironic splendor

Of a bitter tasting lake.

I…

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