Poetic License

Memory is each person’s poet in residence.
Inspired by Stanley Kunitz.


We lift our cups of tea,
stare through veils of steam
at inner landscapes
where time hangs memories
on ragged lines of words.
Emotions swing!
We file new impressions.
We wave the steam away.
We lift our cups of tea again.

Mary Louise Cox, Poet Laureate of the Town and Village of Mamaroneck