Under a Daylight Moon

by Mary Rogers-Grantham

At noon, a woman plants lilies.
She hums, as if expecting
someone to join her.
The moon is pale,
the sunlight pristine,
an earthworm pushes
through a fresh mound
of black dirt.
The woman inhales spring.
She hums again.

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Mary Rogers-Grantham’s poems have appeared in various publications, including Kansas City Voices, Number One, And/Or, Rougarou, Touch Poetry, and Present Magazine. She is the author of two poetry collections: It’s Okay: Poetic Memoirs and Clear Velvet. Her forthcoming poetry project is December River. She is an English/Reading instructor at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City and a 2011 Creative Writing (Poetry) graduate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).