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National Poetry Month and Mother's Day

April is National Poetry Month and so I am writing more poems and sending my present collection out for more contests and publishers and hoping for the best. Next month is Mothers' Day, actually only in a few weeks so it's a good time to write another poem about mothers and to tell you about my upcoming event.
MIRRORS in the glass I see your face, clear loving eyes a slight smile, I trace the tracks that frame your eyes and that soft mouth, tracks made in joy and sadness, I know it's me reflected  in this early morning half light, still I stare at your face wishing I could touch the sweet papery smoothness of your cheek, wishing I could hear the conviction in your voice as you tell me which way I should turn as I contemplate the years left to me, wishing I could bring you back to share them with me.

I dedicated my first collection of poems to my mother, even naming it for her--"I am My Mother's Only Poem." And now as Mothers' Day approaches I am happy to be doing a reading and an art…