Mother's Day Ghazal
The Gemara tells us Thou shalt observe and Thou shalt
remember came down from heaven together. Remember?
Gail, you can't choose to run away—so, be alive to the work
in this room. Whatever else you've been hoping for.
Gail Mazur's fifth book, Zeppo's First Wife: New & Selected Poems, won the 2006 Massachusetts Book Award in poetry. Her most recent collection of poems, Figures in a Landscape, was published n 2011. She is distinguished writer in residence in the graduate program of Emerson College.
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