Midday Mothering~The Way Out

As we head towards Mother’s Day here in the United States, I am sharing some poems written about motherhood. I wrote this poem last spring about the late arrival of spring and well, about other things said and unsaid between mother and daughter.

Winter Woods XXV by RealityDream

“It’s only spring up to the knees.”
My daughter dribbles her ball
as the season pulls on its high socks
hoping to get put in the game soon.

“Just a matter of time,”
I tell her without believing it.
True, the forest reopened its sauna,
sweating out puddles of frost.

Still, frigid flakes impulsively fall
lacquering the trees
in starched white coats;
surgeons biopsying sunshine.

Winter’s dandruff is repulsive
and each day indoors feels woolen.
No new cars scratch the driveway,
so now even the way out will chafe.


25 Comments

  1. I love this poem…..however this is my favorite verse,

    Still, frigid flakes impulsively fall
    lacquering the trees
    in starched white coats;
    surgeons biopsying sunshine.
    💙

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  2. ‘the forest reopened its sauna,
    sweating out puddles of frost.’ – loved that description. Very apt yet unexpected image for the onset of Spring! ❤ Hadn't ever considered it from that perspective before 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Tom. I’m glad you found it fresh, Today, the sky is wearing its grey wig. A very distinguished Friday. Hope to catch some more tidbits of imagery as I have a wedding to attend. 💍

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    1. Thank you kindly, Jeff. It is an unforgettable feeling those days of lockdown. It was harder still to have small children who didn’t understand any of it, really. I appreciate you reading and connecting with my poetry. 💜

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      1. You’re welcome, K. Always. Ah, I’ve lots of friends with little ones, and it is inspiring to see how well all of you, the children included, have handled this pandemic. Terribly difficult. Connecting with you poetry is a joy for me. Have a lovely Mother’s Day, K. 💜

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