Momma

Jillian Prendergast. Writer.

Twenty-Five years young

in a one room apartment

Minneapolis purple rain

Radio Flyer little red wagon on the city bus

Two baby girls and a purse jingling with laundry quarters

Little Golden books and Mister Rogers

Preschool inner city dust

Public swimming pools or bust

Art school easels

small faces on black & white film

Pat Benatar and uptown bars

Bleach blonde hair on stage

Indigo Girls were closer to fine

Three year old knees dangling from high tops

Shirley temples, an extra cherry and a wink

The cost of her compromise

Giving everything

keeping our shoes clean

no crumbs in the living room

and bath bubbles every night

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