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How You Know Your Aging Mother Needs Help by Margaret Stawowy

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Margaret Stawowy has spent the last five years caring for her declining mother while working full time and putting out a poetry book, Keeper of the Pond (Conflux Press, 2017).  A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, she often listens to NPR on her challenging morning commute and regularly hears a commercial from an assisted living facility about the seven signs of an aging parent needing extra help.  She actually investigated securing a place for her mother in that facility as a low-income resident, but learned that their idea of low income was still beyond reach.  After navigating the nearly non-existent safety net for the low-income and elderly, Margaret began writing a series of poems of which this is one.  Her mother died this past July.
Margaret is a Pushcart nominee whose work has won awards from Beyond Baroque and Atlanta Review.  View Margaret’s website here.
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