Tagged: mom

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

even in the big

even in the big
city, the “little” enclaves –
Chinatown, K-Town,
Little Senegal, Guyana,
Italy, Poland, India –
cannot contain
the vastness
of our mothers’
spices, simmering
on the stove
.
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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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after all these years,

after all these years,
mom and dad still perfects every
recipe with love

and unwavering patience –
two stomachs are better than one
.
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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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