Member Monday: I Saw My Mom Today by Patsy Parker
I know I have already posted this writing I did a while back, but now it has been published in the Redding Writer’s Forum, a writing group my husband and I belong to locally. 🙂
Welcome back to Member Monday. Today we welcome first time poster, Patsy Parker. Grab a cup of something warm and a tissue and enjoy Patsy’s poignant essay.
I Saw My Mom Today
by Patsy Parker
I saw my mom today, even though she’s been dead for eight years, two months, and nine days. She rose from her bed in the late morning. The aroma of fresh coffee tickled her nose. The sounds of creaking and crackling filled her ears as she walked down the hall. They weren’t coming from the floor.
When she reached the kitchen, she pulled her favorite coffee mug down from the cabinet. It was the only one she used; it read simply “Mom.” Her daughter had given it to her one year for her birthday.
I saw my mom today. On summer days such as this she stayed in her loose-fitting clothes all day since she didn’t have to drive kids to school…
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