We have crossed many rivers
but anywhere a mother’s touch, anywhere
family there is common ground, home and warmth
couches around the family table, nakfa for coffee, nakfa
for tea, coca cola for the ceremony of meals yielded from
work and harvest, bright smiles and shared plates,
same needs, same needs
Kathy Smith aka Lady K or simply Lady is a Cleveland poet and artist highly interested in the workings of and support for our bees. She edits The City poetry mag online and has edited print journals as well, including the last edition of ArtCrimes, and Wendy Shaffer’s “22 Years” which you can find here.