The Weight of a Quilt

 Scout's "Grandmama Quilt"

Scout's "Grandmama Quilt"

The weight of a quilt

a stain on a hand written recipe

the loopy signature on a greeting card

The weight of a quilt

A story heard while sitting on a kitchen counter

A song frantically scribbled on a legal pad

hidden in the closet, lodged behind a guitar case

The weight of a quilt

dissimilar to the stories left untold

A tapestry of colors and patterns

measured, calculated,

selected, stitched meticulously

The weight of quilt

a well designed protector,

A grandmother’s hug.

A prayer and a promise

for what's to come.