Monday, November 23, 2015

Robert Demaree- Two Poems

Thanksgiving 2006

Grandkids on scooters
Sidewalks empty at Twin Lakes
Thanksgiving morning

A little past eight
Wife and daughters up cooking
Scent of sage, fresh thyme

Thanksgiving 2014

Detroit Lions football
Red pepper strips while we wait
Turkey out at three

Mother’s recipe
Turkey with oyster stuffing
Many years ago

Grandchildren chatter
Football, soccer, Disney World
I watch quietly.

Robert Demaree is the author of three book-length collections, including After Labor Day (2014) published by Beech River Books. He presents poetry readings, seminars and workshops in North Carolina (October through June) and New England (June through October).

1 comment:

  1. So much said in so few words. Great sense of time and peace and the flow of things.