REGAL

Reflections on Makeup 1980 Acrylic on Canvas by Ephemeral Emerald

in loving memory of my mother

FREE VERSE POEM

O DENYSE

WITH EACH MORNING RISE

AS YOU ENJOYED BUSTELO COFFEE AND READING THE MIAMI HERALD

HAPPY TO BE ALIVE STILL IN ADVANCED AGE

APPLYING YOUR FAVORITE CORAL LIPSTICK, PEARL EARRINGS AND ROLEX WATCH

YOUR PORCELAIN COUNTENANCE READY FOR WHATEVER CAME YOUR WAY

NO ONE WOULD HAVE GUESSED YOU IN THE WHEELCHAIR

CHERISHING YOUR PAST AND HOPING FOR THE FUTURE

WITH SUCH REGAL FAITH!

Thank You for paving the way for me to follow

Thank you for visiting your scribe for love, truth and peace