Monday, August 20, 2012

My Second Mom


Old photos from family albums

My Second Mom


Tall, 
gangly,
red-hair &
freckles,
loud, laughing,
big-boned, 
athletic --
one glance 
could confirm
no common blood 
between us

(If she had a totem, it was
a giraffe -- while mine
might be a field mouse)

Often embarrassed, but
rarely outdone (she could sing,
belch & blush with the best of them)

Beating the neighborhood boys
at football in the street (for none
could fathom how to block a lady)

Life wasn’t always kind, 
but she was 
(without exception)

 

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful - I want to give her and you a hug.

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    1. Ahhhh... thanks, Mosk! Hugs accepted -- for both of us! She was a truly amazing lady, and she's greatly missed. :-] Glad you enjoyed spending time with her. :-)

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