Pebble art by Sharon Nowlan

Pebble art by Sharon Nowlan

I met someone.
You can call her what you want.
I’m going to call her

biological mother
for now.

Jesus, we look alike.

We’re a little lost.
We talk and talk.
Jesus, we sounds alike.
We order green tea and forget to drink it.
Questions, answers
Questioned, answered
Cheekbones, same
talk talk talk
Expressions, similar
talk talk talk
Height, identical
tangent, tangent, back
talking, we search
feature by feature
looking for connections, more
than superficial?

I think so

We leave
each other, shaking
a 27-year-old embrace

It’s ok.
It’s all ok.
It always has been.
It was all for the best. This
is where
we are

supposed to start.

About Kristen Amiro

Kristen Amiro grew up in Pubnico, NS, and lives with her husband and two daughters in Dartmouth. Her poems have been published in Prairie Fire and The Nashwaak Review.

About Sharon Nowlan

Sharon Nowlan writes, "I have been gathering pebbles all my life. I started making pictures with them thirteen years ago, on one of the beaches near my town of Pictou, Nova Scotia. I studied Fine Arts and Environmental studies at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. It’s the combination of these two passions that have lead me to this way of life. For that is what it has become. It all started with a handful of pebbles. One day I watched my three year old son search the beach for pebbles all afternoon. After finding one he liked, he would saunter back to me and put it securely in my pocket. He had chosen them all so carefully, I felt compelled to make something special with them. I made two pictures that day, and since then I have made many more, but with each one I try to maintain a feeling of something special." Please see more of her pebble art on her website.

One thought on “Reunion

  1. Janet Barkhouse

    This is beautiful, Kristen! Thank you.


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