Poetry Thursday [Sorry Betsy. I know it’s been awhile!]

for my mother, because I still fold clothes the way you taught me to and because today, I’ve done foldin’ aplenty.

I Stop Writing the Poem
by Tess Gallagher (from Good Poems by Garrison Keillor)

to fold the clothes.  No matter who lives
or who dies, I’m still a woman.
I’ll always have plenty to do.
I bring the arms of his shirt
together.  Nothing can stop
our tenderness.  I’ll get back
to the poem.  I’ll get back to being
a woman.  But for now
there’s a shirt, a giant shirt
in my hands, and somewhere a small girl
standing next to her mother
watching to see how it’s done.

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One Response to Poetry Thursday [Sorry Betsy. I know it’s been awhile!]

  1. nanacilla says:

    Made me cry.   I love you!

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