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Hands of Time

Hands of Time

Crows landed quietly;
quietly as closed eyes sleep
the restless sleep of the grown.

When? popped the lines
of her veins, like gopher
trails under spotted skin?

Her neck once smooth and long
now the mushy marshmallow
of her granddaughter’s delight.

You are so soft said she, tracing
grandma’s wrinkled cheeks while
loving fingers fiddled with little girl hair.


I remember my own grandmother’s hands;
don’t worry, Grandma, I have them now.

Kathryn McLoughlin Collins
June 18, 2013

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  1. Date: 10/15/2013 10:16:00 AM
    wow, this is such a POEM... you pinned two of my poems, with this dear little write.... wow... I'm so impressed right now... Once again.. I wish the soup would let us TAG poems... I would definite tag this poem, with my ""GRANDPA poem & THE LETTER"" this poem is going on my favorite wall... Kathryn, crows haven't land where I sleep yet, near the ground... but, time and grace are taking a small twist on my thoughts :( your poem is beautiful.... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 5:04:00 PM
    and your PS... precious!

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 5:02:00 PM
    The perfect title! I love the reference to 'crows,' and your superb phrasing. '...gopher trails under spotted skin,' '...mushy marshmallow,' and '...loving fingers fiddled with little girl hair.' Simply sublime! Love, Keith

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 11:27:00 AM
    So touching, dear Kathy... wonderful... 'sadappy'... love Terry... (yeah... I know about your grandma...)