Friday, 9 April 2021

1932 - Jackson

reading the poems of women
born the same year as my mother
     a homespun hat
     a handloomed cloth
     she’ll leave me
     paintings of cats
     with flowers
     she’ll leave me
     a blanket-stitched potholder
     a gingham apron
unaccountably I fold
into tears

Janet Ruth Jackson (born 1965) Australia
Source: Jackson
First published in Writ Poetry Review 4, May 2020
Copyright: Jackson at

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