Two Players.

Always on this day I think about my mom and once I wrote a poem.


MAY 29

Nineteen seventeen

Born into wealthy

Massachusetts patrician family.

Of an urban center.

Second of nine.

Life cut short 

November 22

Nineteen sixty-three.

He molded my  youthful politics

Into  passionate, steadfast beliefs.


MAY 29

Nineteen twenty

Born into struggling

Nebraskan farming family,

In a tiny community.

Youngest of eleven.

Life ebbed out

June 25

Twenty o three.

She chiseled my youthful independence

Into confident, lifelong self-reliance.


On my personal stage

Of drama and comedy

In several acts.


Diane Moline