Chocolate Easter Eggs
In a basket.
Nestled in green cellophane grass.
White gloves ready for church.
I put on my new hat.
Pale yellow straw rimmed round with blue ribbon.
Shiny, shiny licorice black Mary Jane’s.
Wiggle my toes.
Crisp organdy shirt waist.
I dance and twirl before the reflection in the mirror.
The image smiles back.
Just one bite of my chocolate rabbit.
Perhaps a nibble on the ear.
The bells of St. Alban’s peal out in joy.
I’m off to church.
(memories of Easter 1943)