From a Friend

Yesterday’s phone call. “To help you recuperate, I’d like to bring lunch, what time is best for you?”
“Oh, Marsha, 12:30??”
And she brings tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, fresh basilico
plus olives and avacado; red raspberries to top
niblets of dark chocolate.

On time, Mary arrives from work and
we three in the shade of the ash tree enjoy a loving repast.
Marsha hands a card to me and she has written inside, words from Rumi.
“We are the night ocean, filled with glints of light.
We are the space between the fish and the moon, while we sit here together.”

I can feel my body healing.


About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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1 Response to From a Friend

  1. Marsha is a very special friend.  I love her, too!  And wasn’t it such a sweet lunch with the quenching of all our senses?  Love you, Mary

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