Sunday, April 07, 2013

Poeming: Dear Sis

The prompt for Saturday over at Poetic Asides was to write a post poem. Here's mine.


You know that recipe Mom

used to make, the one with

the carrots in it that she got

off the ketchup bottle? I made

it for dinner the other night,

remember how much I liked

that one when we were kids?

The note she wrote at the

bottom made me giggle

again and I wanted to call

her, but she’s gone.

And then I remember,

so are you

and there’s nobody to

call in this post-family

world of mine.

jle 2013


Anonymous said...

I found your blog from link on Poetic Asides, where you commented on one of my poems.

This is a lovely poem, and it evokes similar memories for me, sitting here with my mom's handwritten recipes. You've inspired me on this chilly April day, to make her Swedish meatballs, heavy with Heinz.

julia said...

That makes me happy!