from Stories In Small Spaces (ellen cherry & Bonnie Schupp) by ellen cherry

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Found more gray hair recently. Had to look closer. And then, because this an experimental platform, I had to write a brief poem about it, with a piano line that's been running through my head all day. Hoping that Bonnie Schupp will find an accompanying photo and when she does, I'll display.


Not gray but silver hairs
I see you glinting through
I lean in closer to the mirror
Closer than I used to have to do

Yes, a bit of tinsel
Amongst the light brown strands
I watch my fingers write this down
And I see my mother’s hands

Dash and dot along the thread
On my crown this diary of the road
I’m grateful to my future self
She sent the map in code


from Stories In Small Spaces (ellen cherry & Bonnie Schupp), released September 11, 2018


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Emmy nominated singer/songwriter ellen cherry (lowercase letters intentional!) is a full-time touring and working performer based in Baltimore, MD. In 2017, ellen presents a new touring project called Portraits in Song that marries her love of storytelling and her passion for history through songs and portraits of interesting women in history to increase love and empathy for all. ... more

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