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Mother
  

I am writing about knots and elastic bands -
that go over the gingham circles
that go over the freshly filled jam jars
to seal them shut.
And the knots -
hours before you stood stirring,
pouring them into the biggest pot you owned
as the hours of stillness left you behind.

 




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Last updated 28 April, 2006