we hold the door
for older people
memories of Mom
Ellen Grace Olinger
This poem was published in a new book:
They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku; Edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press).
You can see a picture of the beautiful cover art by Ron Moss, and read the press release here.
Charlotte Digregorio wrote a generous review: Daily Haiku Special: Dec. 2, 2017. “This book is a treasure.”