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Elizabeth Romero: What My Mother Said

think of my love

as a red glass button

hanging on a threadbare dress

old fashioned forgotten

at the back of a closet

think of the dress

as my longing

think of my love

as an old song

playing on the radio

floating above the sheets

flapping on the roof

in 1956 in Boston

think of the tune

as my longing

remember me

find me

give me one moment

one moment of your love


Copyright 2021 Elizabeth Romero

Jan Voerman, Dutch, 1857-1940

2 comments on “Elizabeth Romero: What My Mother Said

  1. Jennie
    February 12, 2021

    Nice poem properly credited.What about the artist who painted the water colors?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vox Populi
      February 12, 2021

      Thanks, Jennie. Betsy Romero got back to me with the credit line:Jan Voerman, Dutch, 1857-1940. I’ve added it to the post.

      Liked by 1 person

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