aging

(5/18, 1997)



FIRST PLACE


        rocking chair
        he holds her teacup
        still
                    -willard


SECOND PLACE


         giving sound
         to my shaky steps
         - old planks
                                 Yu Chang


THIRD PLACE


     old woman smiling
     at the baby
     toothless grin
                                 Carolyne 


          ancient juniper -
          exposed roots already
          the color of shale
                                           Hilary Tann


BELOW THIRD PLACE


   grasping each pew-
   the aged priest
   moves to the altar
                                      Neca Stoller


        her shaking hands
        still sew on buttons
        perfectly
                            Glen L. Keener


             clutching day lilies
             she calls every visitor
             a stranger
                                  jean king


                 my birthday
                 my son gives me a worn penny
                 the same age I am
                                                    Timothy Russell


        eyes alert
        grandfather's wheelchair passes
        the golf course
                                     Paul MacNeil


           father's hair - 
           another blizzard not forecasted
           by the weatherman
                                               Jeanne Emrich


     auction house -
     one missing from grandpa's
     pewter soldiers
                                    Susan Stanford


           old man sighs
           tears trickle down 
           by ones by twos
                                          Yuri 


                  feeding alley cats
                  the old woman opens
                  her last tuna can
                                                  ken kuniyuki


        old deaf cat
        dreaming undisturbed
        who calls you now?
                                           Maleti (Mary Lee McClure) 


           old folks home --
           strains of a group singing
           "Goodnight, Irene"
                                              Charles Trumbull 

                                                               


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