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a glimpse of mamma

mamma held the whiskey bottle
in small yellow hands
with dirty/short nails
their polish peeling like hers.
jaded/hard eyes with fear in each iris
watched me with something akin to love
similar but more unsure.

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  1. Date: 4/25/2009 1:55:00 PM
    A most revealing and interesting glimpse at that. Well written indeed. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/24/2009 6:42:00 PM
    This is excellent and you give a vivid picture. Another knock out by the man!

  1. Date: 4/24/2009 3:21:00 PM

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 8:44:00 PM
    Wow, Brian, the woman you describe sounds so much like my grandmother. "Something akin to love" is what she offered with her harsh words and stares. I always remembered that when others in the family judged my mother and her battle with depression. Brilliant work!

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 10:33:00 AM
    This is strong...polish peeling like hers..the shine of her fingers plus the shine from her beauty..such strong images...the last three lines are very strong.

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 10:32:00 AM
    So much said in this small, raw and earthy poem...a lot of sadness. Your writing is amazing. ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 10:26:00 AM
    wow. very prolific writer you are, brian. good write.