shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Michelle Hendrixson-Miller



for Hanna, 18

When she said, Much of the best poetry has come
from those exiled from their native land,

I thought, if only briefly,
a woman's native land is love.

What you will need when you leave me:
an umbrella because it rains,

and a small bud vase for the crocuses
that will, but not always, surprise you.