Ever Effervescent

For Mary Anne Siok


Is it the stylish air that draws you?

The sexy, bold sashay?

Perhaps her warm, broad smile

and the laugh that is her way?


Do you wonder what beguiles you?

Enchants you to draw near?

As if gifted by the Graces.

Sweet Splendor, Mirth and Cheer.


But we know what draws us close to her.

What sets her far above.

A spirit filled with joy and

a heart that brims with love.


She asked me once to write her a poem. Probably not my best, but Mary Anne Siok in every word. The world is not the same, my friend. I miss you…daily.

©2020, Jen Payne. Photo: Mary Anne circa 1990.