Lise Kunkel

Credit: 1933 film Little Women (K.Hepburn as Jo March)

Your beauty, thought
and whim, the doom
& awe of a wild rain

Your stinging tongue
nettled flowers,
your imaginings vast
and rocky plains

Loyal as the roots of an oak
to the earth, a pencil,
a paper, a story maker

Of all your exquisite flaws,
Jo March, your pride…