Thursday, March 12, 2009

Aunt Nell

"Have you ever seen anything so beautiful in your life?", she asked,
Admiring a yellow onion in the afternoon light--
all the colors of Autumn in a single orb.
I looked at her dimpled, dentured smile
and hair dyed Lucy-red to hide its snowy whiteness
and said "No, Ma'am.
No Ma'am, I have not."