Tagged: mother

our mom’s azaleas

our mom’s azaleas
unfurl with
tricks up her
sleeves,
neverminding
the gardener’s
schemes
.
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mom celebrates three

mom celebrates three
birthdays each year – one for the
moon, one for grandma,

one for grandpa – and so we
follow her to the moon and back
.
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mom perfected the

mom perfected the
art of making cookies, sharing
recipes when asked –

even then, no one could come
close to the way she perfected
.
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our mother passed down

our mother passed down
her sweet tooth so that we’ll always
have something to share
.
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mom’s camellias

mom’s camellias
await her return, a sudden
burst of breathless buds
.
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my mother and her

my mother and her
father and his mother and
most likely so forth

made tea extraordinary,
simply by leaning forward
.
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my mom and i wait

my mom and i wait
all year round to take a peek
into the face of

our peonies, offering
layers and layers of intrigue
.
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my mom and i take

between vacuuming

between vacuuming
the house, cleaning
out and restocking
the fridge, ironing
the dinner napkins,
folding and unfolding
the sheets, trips to the
airport, thawing the
ham, one more
grocery run, and
refueling the gas
tank, mom and dad
meet in the backyard
for a breather,
holly-hunting
.
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you said let us be

you said let us be
grateful when it arrives, and
do not be even

a little sad when it has
not yet, hold onto the present
.
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