Two Moms

Written for:  April 2022 PAD Challenge - Day 19

"Write a What's There and/or a What's Not There poem."

they called it.
She knew the words
but wrong ones emerged.
Frustration palpable.
Still, she craved chocolate and fries,
loved burgers with sautéed onions.
Beautifully gowned for her friend's affairs,
and late night gossip about being there.

Intelligent and funny was my Mom,
mimicking actors in old movies
that we'd watch together late nights.
In her mid-80's she began
to change–confused at times.
Words hard to come by
turned to nonsense.
Distant eyes.
Where was 

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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