Robin Dawn Hudechek
I live in Laguna Beach, CA with my husband, Manny, and two beautiful cats, Ashley and Misty. I am very happy to have recently returned to writing poetry after many years. My poems have recently appeared in Right Hand Pointing, Calibanonline, Silver Birch Press and Chiron Review. More of my poetry can be found at robindawnh.wordpress.com.
The Flower Pot
Your flower bends toward earth
while mine leans into the sky.
In a cloud distant as the moon
I see you smiling.
You brush a faded strand from your forehead.
The stem of my flower bends
and I feel the trace
of your fingertips behind my ear.
Your breath brings a pale shiver,
the rise of steam from a tea kettle
and we are together again.
The wind dangles the chimes
above our heads. I hear a toddler’s laughter.
Your hair has grown back,
unmanageable and blonde once more.
Your chubby knees bang
under the table; dried mud
has faded the blue of your sneakers.
The tea in your cup is cold.
I know now you will never drink it
as you turn to the fields behind our house.
I remove the flowers from the pot,
and set them on the table, side by side.
A caterpillar curls around your finger
as you lift it from a tree branch
and smile when you put it back.
©2015 Robin Dawn Hudechek