© 2017 by Elizabeth Odders-White

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A four-foot mansion.

Corduroy. Macrame. Shag.

Grandpa's skills amaze.

Our little Rosebud

pops and pokes and huffs her way

into timid hearts.

Mom has a new knee,

and I have a new patient.

Percocet for two? ;)

Both of my kids started school today (one a senior in high school and the other a junior in college), so in honor, I'm posting two poems on the back-to-school theme.  I think that they form bookends of sorts.  The first is not a haiku, but a tanka, a similar Japanese f...

Red, sticky sugar.

Hung for love of hummingbirds,

Shared for love of me.

A mother’s children,

Held like petals by a stem,

Once released, float free.

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