Passing with a Smile by Glenda Higgins


Hidden ancestors

Behind your dark eyes

And furrowed brow

Watching me watching you

Smooth curving sides

Shaped by ancient hands

On obliging wood

Hugged by knifes


And primal paint

Tall forest men

Cut down and dried

By the ages of man


As he fought for breath

And laid down and died

Living now for cameras

And buses of captives


Set free from desks

For awhile

Passing with a smile


© Glenda Higgins

Glenda Higgins

Excerpt from the book “Poetry in Motion”

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Glenda Higgins

About the Author 

Glenda spent her early work in libraries – ten years in various positions, including cataloguing, which launched her on a favorite pastime of reading everything under the sun.

 Her start as a poet surprised her. She took a poetry-writing course. Two hundred poems wrote themselves in a furious manner, in two weeks.  This led to performing poetry in cafes and on the radio and about three hundred more poems.

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