Just After the Snow (1981)

This poem is based on a story my mom told me about visiting her mother in a mental institution and having her mother not recognize her and her sister and paying them no attention. They were 6 and 8 years old. I imagined it. It won an award in college.

Just after the snow,
with father they came
two small girls
in red and green velvet.

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I always wrote (first poem at 6 years old). Tech writer by trade. I have a podcast The Storied Human: see my linktree — https://linktr.ee/StoriedHuman

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