Monday, 31 December 2018

To Gert

by Sandy Rochelle

She walked about our lives
with the delicacy
of a petit fours
and left footprints
too big to fill;

She etched her way
into our lives
with the unconscious skill
of a Picasso;

Warm smile, gracious hands,
aproned dress—
she gave and yet left enough
for herself to store;

Her smile is remembered
and her voice is heard
in quiet persistence
whenever one confronts
gentleness, a shadow,
a sunset—
or love.

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Sandy Rochelle is a poet-actress and filmmaker. Individual publications include: Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press/ Formidable Woman, Connecticut River Review, West Wind Review, Spirit in the Words, and Tuck Magazine. Her book of poetry, Soul Poems, was published by Finishing Line Press. Sandy is the recipient of the Autism Society of America's Literary Achievement Award. She has the honor of being named, New York State, ''Mother of the Year.'' Website:

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