Monday, May 20, 2019

Eight Years


The little boy
carries lilacs
in his warm hands,
into the warm kitchen
where his mother is 
baking brownies for him.



She accepts
his precious gift of lavender,
inhales the fragrance of spring,
her eyes glistening with love;
his eyes sparkling with pride.



Remembering the spring
he was born
eight years ago;



eight years since
her husband
brought her lilacs
from the same bush.
© 2019 Richard Havenga





Photo Locations: Kent County - Michigan