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Billye "Ferne" Thatcher

Date of Birht: 3/10/52
Location: Clio, Michigan
Published in: Poets Review, Diamonds in the Rough


God tosses a handful of stars
across the canvas of night,
lumbers across the mountains
spreads His pallet in the valley.
Slowly, closes His eyes
pulling the mist across His essence.

His breath rattles,
shifts leaves, prods
clouds across the moon.
Monotones exhale drift
over the unsuspecting
until all slumber

except the Mother
who soaks the lonely
solitude like a sponge,
rising from the warmth
of comfortable quilts and pillows,
aware to the needs of children,
their security stolen with the sun,
she pads along, keeps watch
blows on embers.