Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Iva




Iva

Dear Henry,
I found this picture of Mother
in Great Uncle's attic.

Wishing I could send you
that dead coyote.
Bet it would be worth more than

all those skunks you trapped
last summer
when you hatched that plan

to get rich quick.
Let me tell you,
rich ain't always grand.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016


3 comments:

  1. Iva sounds like she really misses her old life. Love these!

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  2. Their voices are coming through so clearly. I'm looking forward to your poems every day. I'd love to see a family tree.

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  3. I agree with Liz. These voices are so true. Your family is coming alive before my eyes.

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