Mum and me ...
Mum with her Mum
Mum with great-granddaughter Brittany
Mum with her father after they both won a family tennis comp.
Mum in her 50's
Mum at her 80th birthday party 2010
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY MUM
(for my mother)
Your hair is no longer red
but is as much a flag as it ever was,
easy to spot among the grey bedstead
-headstones in the cemetery we visit, as you move
your head is as bright as the white chest feathers
of a wading bird.
As always in your eyes that quick spark
when you answer back or give cheek.
You can still make an entrance,
still have a lot left yet to say
about all those years (eighty-odd) tightly gathered.
Sometimes I remember to ask the right questions.