Monday, April 25, 2016



I never knew Great Uncle.
When I turn twenty and can manage
the money he left for me

I will thank him for his hard work,
his thrift, and his service in far away Russia in the Great War.
Then I'll not hesitate to leave.

A life on the farm
was Mother's "terrible mistake."
It is my dream.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016


  1. I love the way you have captured the mother's feelings and the son's. So different, so differing, yet so real to each one.

  2. Such a great photo! And a perfect characterization.


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