hazy memory from age 3 | A Poem by Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine


a lady in mink
dripping in gold

with plasticity
of the soul

hands a haunted
street person

a folded bill.
maple branches sway

as a teenage girl
with a short skirt

and compliant hips
smiles at me.

distant windless hills.
sadness is drowned

by the earth.



Rick Davis lives in the Chicago area, USA.  He is married to Marianne. Marianne has five children, and twenty-four grand & great-grandchildren.  They have a loved cat & dog.  Rick graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, and several graduate schools.  He’s has worked in market research and other positions.  He has worked as a volunteer pastoral counselor at Blind Service Association in Chicago, and at the University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago.  He is an ordained minister and interfaith Rabbi.