Susan Rancourt

A native of Maine, Susan Rancourt has lived in San Carlos since 1988. Her work has been published by Bay Windows, Boston, MAJournal of Poetry Therapy, NYCThe Writers Exchange, Society Hills, SCAlbany Poetry WorkshopUp Against the Wall, Mother…, Alexandria, VA, and The Plowman Anthology,  Whitby Ontario, Canada. Happily retired and a lifelong learner, Susan is also an accomplished jazz vocalist, photographer, musician and an always-learning horse handler.

Poem

WHEN MY SISTER SPEAKS AGAIN

When my sister speaks
again
it is unexpected,
lilacs blooming from
acorn shells.

I am startled,
transfixed and
receive gossamer
petals
lavender scented
with
soft palms open
not wanting to blow
the words
away.

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