Imperfect recall

I remember my mother
in a green mini dress and
matching boots, that
matched her eyes,
jet black hair.

I was three or more and it was
just her and me, I think
hard to recall completely

She bought me a dress
and boots with buttons on.
We didn't take them home
in boxes, or may be we did
I recall stamping in puddles
the buttons becoming less shiny.

Afterwards I recall climbing on a stool
and drinking lemonade and someone
said Mama had gone to Switzerland,
or Swaziland or maybe ... Heaven
I was four and the stools felt
like climbing the Eiffel Tower
and the boots on the stand
were beginning to pinch my feet.





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Written on 2020-12-26 at 15:30

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Editorial Team The PoetBay support member heart!
Congratulations! Your poem has been chosen to be featured on our home page by a fellow member of PoetBay. Thank you for posting on our poetry website!
2021-01-03


Thomas D The PoetBay support member heart!
I am grateful to have read this poem. Very fine work, indeed.
2020-12-27


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Lovely and poignant reminiscence, Elle. Beautifully written.
2020-12-26


Ann Wood The PoetBay support member heart!
Such heart touching poem. So sorry for your loss Elle
2020-12-26