MEMORY.(POEM)

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A BOY AND HIS MOTHER.

Submitted: January 04, 2012

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Memory of your mother

rolling pastry

and you watching

 

her hands

and the rolling pin

and the way the pastry

 

was pushed down

and out

and then she took

 

the pastry

and put it over a dish

and spooned in

 

the cooked beef

and onions

and then placed another

 

rolled out piece

of pastry on top

and forked down

 

the edges of the pastry

and she said

do you want

 

the end clippings?

and you said

sure why not

 

and she gave you

the clipped off pasty

raw in your hands

 

and you began to eat  

noticing how red

and raw and worn

 

her fingers

and hands were

and how tired

 

her eyes looked

and wiping hair

from her eyes

 

with the back

of her floured hand

she pushed out a sigh

 

and you saw there

how a thousand dreams

of young girls die.


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