Mom’s Kitchen

Mom’s Kitchen

 

After all these years she’s

got it down—

 

the ministry of buttermilk pancakes with

crisp bacon

 

the Butterball turkey with

sage stuffing

 

hot roast beef sandwiches with gravy and mashed

potatoes

 

banana cream pie with real

whipping cream

 

perfectly ripened fruits and colors-of-the-rainbow

vegetables, and

 

sending us back home with a bounty of

leftovers, and

 

hearty invitations for future visits to the place we’re always welcome—

but till then

 

we’re back to our trend-of-the-moment

green smoothies

 

meals in restaurants without

all the love

 

and simple, unremarkable home-cooked meals that no one seems to

rave about

 

because no one can ever

cook like Mom

*****

by Lori Lipsky

Happy 80th Birthday, Mom

Happy 80th Birthday, Mom

birthday concept with gifts and sparks

Small Town Haiku

Small Town Haiku

 

down Maple Street

next door to the library—

the gingko tree

*****

by Lori Lipsky

I grew up in a small town, on Maple Avenue. Down on the other end of the block was the library, and next door (you guessed it), the town’s only gingko tree. Our class once took a walking field trip to see the tree and learn about it.

Another small town poem of mine appears at the Barn Door. Your comments there are much appreciated. Thank you for reading. Lori

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