We each have a life story, penned without ink, read by the people around us. Who's writing your story?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Between Chores

"Daddy" with his girls, 1987


by the outside
wall of the

living room where
warming sunbeams

turn bright pages,
little girls

hear voices reading 
to the rhythm

of Daddy's
rocking chair

Jana (4) with Grandma Phillips
Sharon (2) with Great Grandma Ewert

by Sarah Lynn Phillips
First published by Welcome Home, October 2004


  1. Sarah, I just love your poem, "Between Chores." Love the rhythm and lack of punctuation. Again, the visualization of the moment is so clear. Thank you. What a talent!

    1. Thank you, Deb! As I looked through old photos, I found myself wishing for just one day to relive the "little girl years." How did the time slip by so quickly?