a last
donut, fry,
hors d’oeuvre,
all for me guilt-free,
a cup refilled, refreshed
by the follow-through after
the promise, reassuring winks,
a parent smiling, a sibling’s arm
around the slumping shoulder, a
shared umbrella, a shoulder rub,
the gestures left said: “travel
safe” and “peace be with
you,” a tomb gifted,
not billed

Poet’s Notes

A Happy Easter to each of you, readers! Here are my previous shape poems for the season:

We Ancients of Easter Eggs

An Easter Emergence