winter has overstayed
Copyright 2018 Brenda Davis Harsham
Notes: Inspired by True Love Blues from Nikki Grimes’ Hopscotch Love: A Family Treasury of Love Poems, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1999. Her wonderful book made me appreciate my family, as did having a true story about my grandmother published in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s anthology, My Amazing Mom: 101 Stories of Love and Appreciation, announced in yesterday’s post. I also crowed about a recent Honorable Mention in Vivian Kirkfield’s #50PreciousWords contest. So despite power outages, trees falling on my driveway and a feint by another nor’easter, I am sitting pretty.
Here is an excerpt of Nikki Grimes’ poem, True Love Blues
Love means putting others first —
That’s what love’s about…..
But the way you hog that apple pie
Proves you still ain’t figured that out.