Sunday, April 11, 2021

Untitled [Children] by Roberta "Bobby" Santlofer

For years
have been
turning down
the corners of my life

Filling in shadows
with light

Bouncing darkness
so high

Wearing sunglasses
cuts the glare

Not enough

can I see
those dark illuminations
that once moved through my mind

Roberta “Bobby” Santlofer (1943-2020) was a mother of sons, an avid reader, and a poet. A posthumous collection of her poetry is forthcoming. Santlofer’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Gargoyle, Philadelphia Stories, Grey Sparrow Review, and elsewhere.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful poem. I'm so sorry to hear of the poet's passing. Look forward to reading more of her powerful poetry.