Mama’s Victory Garden

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my mama grows roses
             like beethoven
                                  composed symphonies
    like michael jordan shot threes
             like warhol
                                       made pictures
                                                                           with ease
my mama grows tomatoes
             like denzel plays roles
like naomi campbell strikes a
pose

like obama
     outlines his goals
my mama sits in her
                             garden

like alexander the great
                      after a battle won

like angelina jolie tanning
in the sun

like a boss
            when the day is done

Erren Geraud Kelly

Erren is a poet based in Burlington, Vermont, by way of Chicago, by way of Louisiana, by way of Maine, by way of California,by way of New York City and so on. Writing for 25 years, he as appeared in numerous print and online publications: Hiram Poetry Review, Mudfish, Poetry Magazine (online), and Ceremony to name a few. His most recent publication was in In Our Own Words, a Generation X poetry anthology. He is also the author of the chapbook, Disturbing The Peace, on Night Ballet Press.

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