reading the poets

reading the poets
of my parents’
generation
their voices
return

Ellen Grace Olinger

SMILE, 2010

They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku; Edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press).

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we hold the door

we hold the door
for older people
memories of Mom

Ellen Grace Olinger

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This poem was published in the book They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku; Edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press).