Analou Gifford

Mother - Poem by Analou Gifford

From an adjacent room
I watched you hang your tired clothes,
A monogrammed sweater, your whitewashed jeans...
It isn't easy to migrate accross the world
And times were hard.

You noticed me watching then,
and slowly,
In a visceral imploding glance
You breathed my whole world in with your smile
Contracting the universe into a massless void

And time, naked and defeated,
Hung between our glances
Still as dawn

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is for my mother who took it upon herself to move her two children and the family dog to the other side of the planet in hopes of a better life.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 4, 2013

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