Mary Janet Wharnsby
October 2, 1938 ~ August 17, 2012
Flowers, house plants and I – you helped us grow,
now as I hold your cup – how were you and I to know,
I’d care for you and look for hints of paradise as I bend to wash your feet?
Our minutes fade like photographs or crowds from an evening street.
For all the wisdom and tea you gave to me,
let me offer something now, so warm and meaningful and sweet.
La ilaha ilallah.