Saturday, March 19, 2016

Earthworm's Rain Song

Flickr Creative Commons Photo by Kurt Bauschardt

Earthworm's Rain Song

My tunnel wasn't flooded
as you used to think was true.

Your sidewalk's now my highway --
step aside, I'm wriggling through!

I'm on my way to somewhere else
with roots and leaves to chew.

I'm helpful, don't you realize --
rich soil is earthworm poo!

©Mary Lee Hahn

Friday, March 18, 2016



My eyes
will always twinkle,
even when 
they become surrounded
by wrinkles.

I will read thousands of pages,
see sunsets and rainbows,
witness a long lifetime of history.

My smile
will always turn down at the corners
just like
my grandmother's did.

I will smile at my husband's dear face,
my children's accomplishments,
my friends' news,
my cats' playfulness.

My hands
will always be busy,

I will hold these photos
one more time,
amazed at my big life,

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016