Vera Constantineau

Times Like These

times like these 
the urge to call home 
to listen to mother 
launch a story 
that would often take
hours to get through

sometimes it would be
the ones of dad
sometimes her 
memories of 
her grandparents
passed on like 
a gift that
gave and gave
of itself

like my mother
who gave of her self
with tales of other times
filling up empty spaces
pushing out loneliness
in times like these

Less and More

less than 
a sparrow
this ache 
yet so much
more than 
the stone
that marks 
the grave 

Vera Constantineau writes both haiku and verse poetry. Her work has been published by Acorn, Modern Haiku, Presence and the Wales Haiku Journal. In April of 2020 Vera’s chapbook, three lines at a time, was published by Buddha BabyPress. Her verse poetry has appeared in Otoliths, TAR and Sulphur. Vera is Poet Laureate for the City of Greater Sudbury.
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