And So



And so

little girl becomes woman

or older

at least

and she knows

how tough

she can be

I remember her

little feet

so fat her toes almost

swallowed up

and hands!

puckered knuckles

fingers always


Sometimes we talk

I think

we won’t ever

argue again


she slams her heart?

no, just the


Her feet stomp

voice raised

arms crossed



emotions tears

she says

I’m sorry,


photo by Barbara Paulsen at

One thought on “And So

  1. Nice June collection, Jeanne. Of course, I’m quite taken with “What Makes a Daughter” and “And So”, having survived many years of slamming doors and “I’m sorry, Mom” (s). It is truly a journey, with wonderful souvenirs, called memories.


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