Charles Getchell is a practicing lawyer and publisher of the Ipswich Press. His poems have appeared in The American Scholar and The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine. (February 2002)


Wainscott Hollow—Looking West

The church was full. The lady, after all, had been somebody: mother, even wife, grandparent, trustee, loyal friend—a wall of strength, of doing right. They praised her life, and now at this gray noon the mourners file into a grand uptown apartment. Lunch is …