Golden Pen Award
(In Memoriam)
P. J. ROBERTS (1933--2006)


Will you remember to
bring home the pizza,
deliver it with kisses that say
I love you?
No, you are eighty now
and I just ask God
to bring you home safely
so that I can deliver to you
forever kisses that say
I love you.

P. J. Roberts, Rockport, Massachusetts, was a peace activist, poet and artist known as Patza. She was Massachusetts Senior Poet Laureate in 2004 and 2005, and the National Senior Poet Laureate runner up for a few months prior to her death in 2006.