My Mother's Rosary
I dreamed that you were still young
and seeking Mary's intercession,
with unclouded eyes lowered
on fleet fingers that moved as if shelling beans.
And how eager I was to follow your lead,
to echo the decades so dutifully
as answer to our prayers.
Anthony Nannetti's poetry has appeared in several print and online publications. He lives in South Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters.