Livin' Lovin' Life by Kat Bourne
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Livin' Lovin' Life is a compilation of poems and prose touching on subjects of love, family and life. Color photographs accompany some of the pieces.
My palm against my son’s palm
Skin touching skin hand to hand
His fingers now outstretch mine
No longer a little boy
Not quite a man
Brown eyes brown eyes
Looking at him I see
The love of my life
With brown eyes like honey
I’m standing next to him
His shoulders now even with mine
I think of when I held him
In my arms for the very first time...
As the tide ebbs, it washes away scattered memories of you and
everything that might remind me of you,
relieving me of a terrible burden; a heavy load which tends to slow me down...
Topeka and Jordan
In her inner city project bedroom Topeka Washington sprays on Channel No. 5 perfume.
She tosses her freshly done auburn human hair weave and applies
a third coat of fire-engine red lipstick to her full lips.
Topeka smiles at her reflection in the mirror and says,
“You go, girl! 40 years old and ya still got it goin; on .”
Topeka leaves her room, knocks twice and opens the bedroom door of Jordan Washington, 13,
who’s doing his homework: an essay on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, geometry,
and a science fair project that’s due in several weeks...