These poems were written in East Hampton, NY and Zihuatanejo, Mexico where I spend time each summer and winter. My poems will appear in PRESENCE and CHEST. My most recent poetry book is ALL WE HAVE IS OUR VOICE, Dos Madres Press, 2018, a book of persona poems.
Art and Longevity
The Liebers, married 72 years, died today
in Springs, East Hampton, two hours apart,
ages 96 and 97. “It’s time to go, Sweetie,”
Gerson, still painting, told Judith, she who made
exquisite brocaded silver handbags carried
by Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, Mrs. Bush,
in the shape of fans, eggs, boxes, pigs.
You could fit hardly anything into their tiny space --
a lipstick, a hundred-dollar bill.
which is what we all are
in the end.
©2018 Carole Stone
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