ONE TRUE MOURNER
The black umbrellas were clustered
One umbrella, in pale lilac
How dare he hovered like a cloud
A lace-gloved hand dropped
Christine Strevinsky, 78, of Shepherdsville, is a retired assistant English professor who was born in Poland and did not speak English until she was age 18. She entered college as a freshman at age 45, prior to which she was a sausage stuffer, welder, punch press operator, waitress, solderer and wirerer. She raised three children, and wound up teaching English to the native-born. Her sun sign is Capricorn.