The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood

Remembering Estelle Bruno

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Estelle Bruno was already in her 80’s when she began contributing work to Mom Egg. Her work was know for its economy and wit. She passed away in Oct. 2017.  Here is a poem from The Mom Egg Vol.6.

 

Estelle Bruno

Hug a Tree, Lola

“Hug a tree, Lola,” I said
explaining that the tree
would be responsive—
it would lower its branches
and hug her back.

But Lola chose the wrong tree,
its trunk large, rigid and unyielding.
Her arms reached only
half way around.
She never got the warm response.

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