poMotion poetry

Copper Onion

with 7 comments

If we ever
grow apart,
we will be
two old women.
the only thing
stronger than one woman,
is two.

From my garden
I will hold out
my best.

I’ll imagine
you in your kitchen
holding your hand out
for the onion I saved.

Sue Zalokar


Written by lickmypoetry

May 25, 2010 at 12:50 am

Posted in poem, poetry

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  1. Enjoyed your poem and your reading.


    May 25, 2010 at 9:08 am

  2. Sue, I want to send this poem to my daughter, You’ve just said the perfect words that I couldn’t put together – the words that express my desire to reach across petty barriers, that forgive the old mistakes and the hurts, and that give us two women a place where we can meet in love and respect for each other. Sometimes it is so hard to reach her without getting stung, and I didn’t know how to say it.
    You have such a compassionate heart and it illuminates your work with life. Please keep writing. We all need more of this good stuff of the soul. Thanks!


    June 18, 2010 at 10:46 am

    • WOW. Thanks. Please do share it with her. And thanks. I’ve got to get back up on my poetry groove. I will stop by soon…Sue


      June 21, 2010 at 8:44 pm

  3. Sue- this is magnificent = and with your permission i would love to send this out to my daughter dear god it is amazing and so fits us-thank you for saying the words i couldnt begin to bring to the table

    julie mccurdy

    June 22, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    • Certainly. I am honored. Thanks so much for reading and your amazing perspective. Great piece in the Roots too….Sue


      June 22, 2010 at 9:24 pm

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