Thank You Note

Linda Mitchell

Thanks for hands
that milked the goat
then made that milk
into soap
added rosemary
a hint of mint,
spoon of memory–
and friendship.

Praise for hands
that knit soft squares
made to wash away
dirt and wear.

Bless the feet
that delivered here
love-made gifts
with good cheer.

To close this note
I also thank
the goat for munching on
weeds and grass
from someone’s lawn
for giving milk
as her part
in a summer swap
of poetical arts.

Linda M. August 2020


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