Lucy (for Emma)

Writer named Lucy

all writers could be named Lucy

up on a hill

white writerly house

well porched, overlooking

fields of purple and yellow wild flowers

a sprawling poem

two days ago she thought she was

dying so Holly her partner

took her to the hospital where the doctor

said, “We have to take out

your appendix.”  “Can you

take out my table of contents too?”

she requested.