Sheila Jordan is 92

Last night we heard Sheila Jordan

amazing is not amazing enough

for Sheila Jordan singing on her birthday

same as Mickey Mouse  we’re both 92 she said

Sheila bedecked as beautiful as  songs

born in Detroit  17 year old mother

coal mining Pennsylvania grandparents

No Matter What she said No Matter What

she repeated to a full room at Birdland

there is always music.

 

 

 

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

1 Comment

  1. Hurray. There are people in the world that model for the rest of us how to live a stellar life. Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

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