My Mother’s Rainbow Blanket (Randyjw; March 15, 2017)
Skeins of yarn drape the arms
of my mother’s sofa and crepey palms
a final mission of a love-filled vision
to leave a lasting legacy of a mother’s balm
When she can no longer comfort me
can’t be beside me
to soothe all my tears and assuage my qualms
my rainbow blanket
will embrace me as snugly
as my mother had
to keep me warm and calm
A mother-daughter collaboration. My mother knitted the panels of my rainbow blanket, and I made the tassels and chose the order in which the panels would be constructed.
Thank you, Mom.
I love you.