What Would Mom Do?

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2020 PAD Challenge – Day 5
Write a moment poem.

Yesterday afternoon, my sister and I were out walking,
about the plethora of events, both daily and special, that
cannot now be celebrated. We sadly counted the people
in our family who are no longer here.

We looked at each other and simultaneously said, ‘Imagine
if Mommy were still alive during this crisis. She’d be
knitting and crocheting masks for everyone.’

in the time it took
a raindrop to fall, thousands
new people fell ill


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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