Tagged: mom

adolescent skin

adolescent skin
versus chinese pearl barley
mama fought the good

fight and won – acne, zero,
mama, one – happy teenager
.
20211122:2020
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in the middle of

in the middle of
the road, lakeside, a turtle
crossing. mom and i

stopped the car, got out, carried
it to water – karma points
.
20210916:1935
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monarchs, swallowtails,

monarchs, swallowtails,
and the cloudless sulphur – we
are cataloguing

butterflies on mom’s petunias,
amateurs on the internet
.
20210914:1230
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mom and dad rescue

mama rabbit and

mama rabbit and
papa ox –
persistence
paired with an
indomitable
spirit – nothing
is insurmountable
.
20210720:2010
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one spoiled, one ripe, one

one spoiled, one ripe, one
not quite – mom and i weighed the
first three figs of the

season, after circling
the tree for a juicy poem
.
20210628:1853
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listening to old

listening to old
taiwanese songs in mom’s kitchen,
reaching towards an

old ache, real and imagined,
melancholy in our bones
.
20210624:1824
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art is life is art –

art is life is art –
mom’s gladiolus in the
dining room, drying

and curling, subjected to a
child’s science experiment
.
20210519:2034
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the robin who made

the robin who made
her nest in dad’s hibiscus
syriacus caught

a whiff of clean laundry airing
on mama’s clothesline, moved north
.
20210511:2113
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every year, dad prunes

every year, dad prunes
mama’s azalea bushes
carefully so that

they become perfectly rounded
buns well before mother’s day
.
20210509:2100
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