A Poem for Michael’s Mam

Love is a series 
of appointments with pain.
You cannot avoid them
no matter what gain
you might look in the pocket book –
there’s still that certain locket – look!
What is inside? Lock of hair
or a picture reminds you that there
it is – the appointment shall not be missed on any account but see
What bliss it is to be loved and to love
Love live love, live love, love live love.

Virginia Giglio – March 2019