I remember
So vividly
Sitting on the blanket in the shade
While my mom read to the
The moment when
I realized
What a truly good person
She was
And my heart swelled
With love and pride
She was
I think in that moment
I saw her with
Fresh eyes

I was six

Jennifer Gurney lives in Colorado where she teaches, paints, writes and hikes. She is a newly published poet with nearly 400 poems published in 2022 and 2023. Jennifer’s poetry has appeared in a variety of journals, including The Ravens Perch, HaikUniverse, Haiku Corner, Cold Moon Journal, Scarlet Dragonfly and The Haiku Foundation.