Dailies 5/14/17: 2 poems about mothers, 1 about a dishwasher, + useful verses for distinguishing cow parsley from poison hemlock

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Lucille Clifton – My Mama moved among the days

My Mama moved among the days
like a dreamwalker in a field;
seemed like what she touched was hers

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Dorianne Laux – Nurse

My mother went to work each day
in a starched white dress, shoes
damped to her feet like pale
mushrooms, two blue hearts pressed

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Nancy Scott – The Dishwasher 

for J.P.

On their first date, he gave her
Chardonnay.
She sauteed veal medallions
and served them on greasy plates.
Dishwasher broke, she said, smiling,
as she filled the sink with suds.

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Richard Osmond – Useful Verses for Distinguishing Cow Parsley from
Poison Hemlock

Cow parsley is of child height
and hemlock is a giant.
Above the barley, wheat and corn
hemlock stands defiant.

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