Mother Mary

Marie Marchand
1 min readOct 29, 2021
Photo by Cecile Vedemil on Unsplash

I want to write a poem
about the last time
I saw my mother.

It would be a modest poem
describing an autumn afternoon
in Colorado when a mother
and daughter sat together
on a back patio
and the daughter assessed
a neglected lawn full of
leaves, dry grass, and sticks.



Marie Marchand

Poet Laureate of Ellensburg, WA. Author of Gifts to the Attentive from Winter Goose Publishing. @mishiepoet