Tagged: mama

arms carrying so

mama’s azalea

mama’s azalea
bushes line up for winter’s
inspection, a cool

nudge before a dramatic
entrance, blushing towards the light
.
20220311:1938
y

in mama’s backyard,

in mama’s backyard,
our twin dogwood trees compete
for her attention,

not unlike the way we all
light up when she turns our way
.
20220308:1948
y

in mama’s garden,

in mama’s garden,
the camellias wake up before
anyone else, stretch

towards the sun in their winter
layers, waiting to go out
.
20220306:1830
y

mama always shares

mama always shares
her brooches – gold, silver, cultured
pearls, multi-stoned – we

dare to look ageless, protected
from time by our talismans
.
20220125:2032
y

adolescent skin

adolescent skin
versus chinese pearl barley
mama fought the good

fight and won – acne, zero,
mama, one – happy teenager
.
20211122:2020
y

mama’s miniature

mama’s miniature
roses try not to look too
enticing to the

traveling deer, blossoms under
the chinese mahogany
.
20211014:2005
y

mama rabbit and

mama rabbit and
papa ox –
persistence
paired with an
indomitable
spirit – nothing
is insurmountable
.
20210720:2010
y

mama’s hydrangeas,

mama’s perilla

mama’s perilla
eventually takes over
the garden every

year, understanding that our
nervous system depends on it
.
20210614:1938
y