Monday, April 18, 2016

Mama




Mama

We went back to Nebraska
just that once.
My brother's wealth was hard

on your Pa.
All of it --
tidy barn, grass in the yard,

and Jack in hand-me-downs
holding tight
to that car,

not wanting to leave it
for our dry and dusty
struggle of a farm.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016


4 comments:

  1. The stories you are telling…Holy cow! Are you SURE these are not real stories????

    And once again, your line breaks, actually I guess it's more where you are breaking for stanzas, intrigue me. I'd love to hear more about how you are making those decisions.

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  2. Two hours in the dentist chair this afternoon leaves me feeling not very poetic. Sorry!

    "Movin' On"

    for now, a pedal car's swell,
    but soon, I'll move on
    to bigger and better
    I'll need a scooter
    a flashy red bike
    and then perhaps
    I'll build a go-cart
    to be followed
    by a Model T
    a guy's gotta

    make his way

    in the big,
    wide world…

    (C) Carol Wilcox, 2016

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    1. Love his dreams! Perfect for Jack!

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