Tagged: mom

mom’s miniature

mom’s miniature
roses survived after all
these years, countless tries

later, now out back fending for
themselves against wandering deer
.
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arms carrying so

with twin azalea

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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once in a blue moon,

once in a blue moon,
the bluebird finds a perch in
our backyard, and mom

whisper-shouts hurry, come see,
and he turns around to look
.
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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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adolescent skin

adolescent skin
versus chinese pearl barley
mama fought the good

fight and won – acne, zero,
mama, one – happy teenager
.
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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
.
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monarchs, swallowtails,

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

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