shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Tina Hacker



What to put in,
what to leave out?
My words will lift her
out of her wheelchair,
carry her to people she knew
and more she never knew.
My paragraphs
like samples in the market
will offer tastes of her experience,
sour memories sweetened,
bland jobs spiced,
skim of information
seasoned with best intentions.
Truths and half truths,
no difference
at the end.