After She is Gone Poem by Joan Pond

The Gardener’s Fern Book
by Joan Pond

The gardener’s fern book

was filled with clutter.

A program from a flower show

at the Mattatuck Museum,

with a special thanks from Dr. Gray.

Mom’s ‘hide and seek’ exhibit

was judged,

too sophisticated for the masses.

There was a Father’s Day card


A Valentine for Someone Special.

Imagine going through this book

after she was gone?

With all her belongings


as leaves

from a tree.