I should have pointed out that the person in the picture is my mom, Lala.
Harriet read your poem and thought it really good. (She didn't mention her sister at the bottom of the swimming pool however) haven't you revised this piece some? I remember it from your thesis and it seems a little different. I like it.
I did revise the poem slightly. Actually this one wasn't part of my thesis but rather was from undergrad work. I trimmed it down. Funny how I am finding that with distance "less is more" is never truer. Thank you Joseph Albers.And thank you Harriet. I am glad she liked it.