Mom and Apple Pie

Mom and Apple Pie

Growing up, meals were simple,
but always good, and desserts
were never absent. Her specialty?
Pies, with apples from an orchard
or the grocer. It didn’t matter.
Her crust made all the difference.

I’ve never tried to make that crust.
I don’t want to be disappointed.
But her apple cake? That I can make.
Fresh from the oven and still steaming,
I can imagine her serving up a slice
and almost taste her apple pie.

This is my response to Poetics: Dia De los Muertos,
the prompt from Mish at dVerse ~ Poets Pub,
which is to write a poem “to commemorate a loved one you have lost.”

Image source: etsy.com

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