Do you recall your grandmother in an image
more seared and aflame than any desk-kept photograph,
in an image that flashes, blinds, and trembles—
which recalls you, making you
that age again, and tickled
by those stories and stuffed
with her cooking again?
It’s a human candle that will burn
the spice and backstory of her laughter
as you excavate your own,
elbow deep in darkness.
G. H. Mosson is the author of five books and chapbooks of poetry, including Family Snapshot as a Poem in Time (Finishing Line Press 2019) and Simultaneous Revolutions (PM Press, forthcoming 2021). A lawyer, father, and writer, Mosson lives in Maryland. For more, see http://www.ghmosson.com.