This is a test. This is a test.
The orange coat is big for Spring
a volcano in Indonesia has just erupted
magazines tell you how to get fit,
and eat healthy
for the New Year.
My family is quiet
grandma is covered under sheets
Parkinson's has tied her mouth shut
she talks and I cannot understand
but she knows my name
"Maria", she whispers.
She never complains.
The rain fell in warm golden sheets
against a backdrop of sun today
I prayed to the gods of rain
sun and love
Sometimes under the cover of
moon I listen
for the Voice to speak
it is in me