annie rose

her spirit
is that of a woman who knows she’s closer to death than her younger self

she paints with life giving corals and wild abandon yellows
all muddied on the canvas with red flower tiles

she’s fighting and letting go all at once
wearing all of her favorite things together even that gaudy ring no one else wanted

do you see the sparkle in her eyes
do you see the chemo killing all the cancer
and her bones carrying her frame more upright

she moves me
this woman
she moves the earth
and draws us all magnetic to her side