Friday, April 27, 2018


i wanted to tell you
you played beautifully
tonight. as we gathered
in the living room
with friends and family.
we sang the old songs
with smiles and with tears
all our voices blended—
a deep sounding

we find the edges
of tradition, where
yesterday and the moment
meet. no need
to put it on the page

just let it find a home
in voices as they rejoice
in the stories of all of us,
the shared adventures of failure
and triumph, the ways we left
the motherland
an echo in every word.