Pat D’Amico


It’s Elemental

My hair has turned to silver.
My teeth are full of gold.
Sometimes my mettle’s tested
On the road to growing old.
I try to be respectful
And never rude or crass,
But my will has turned to iron
And I have a lot more brass.


Pat D’Amico lives with her husband in Kirkland, WA.  She has had hundreds of poems published in The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Light (both in print and online), Lighten Up Online, and Northwest Prime Time, a regional newspaper. She has written, illustrated and published three poetry booklets: Doggerellies, Grandmarellies, and Thwarting Father Time.  Pat also produced a series of greeting cards based on these books.  She can be reached at