Tagged: mama

making apple sauce

making apple sauce
while mama does her homework,
my daddy and me –

home is wherever we are
together, working towards home
.
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when sugar plums show

when sugar plums show
up in mama’s kitchen, we
fire up the oven,

readying ourselves for a
treat, sweet morsels for long days
.
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mama conjured a

mama makes magic

mama and daddy

mama and daddy
met on the intersection
of apples and pears,

and the rest is delicious
history – baked, sauced, freshly peeled
.
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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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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