Tagged: mother

arms carrying so

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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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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