Q7: The Black and White of It

Q7: The Black and White of It

A BOOK CALLED “ALL THAT SHE CARRIED”
        … assuming that All is Mum’s black and white photo

the contour
the contrast
the curve of her nose
she always thought it

too hooked
too crooked
this black and white woman,
with black and white views.

I remember looking at this photo when I was a kid, and saying with a tone of surprise, “Oh Mum, you used to be pretty.” Given two seconds more with her, I’d say, sorry.

but to her mind,
put the right colour
where it belongs,

that’s what my mum
would’ve said.

my black and white mother,
her black and white photo
that smile of a 20-year old.


Written for Miz Quickly’s Day 7: “Black and White” and Go Dog Go Café . “All That She Carried”. The title of a book is included in the title or the body of your poem. . The photo: my mother when she was 20.  ©Misky 2022 Shared with #GoDOGGoCafe  #amwriting #GreatReadsPromptChallenge #apoemaday on Twitter

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