“Looking for Mother” by Dorothy Molloy

“Looking for Mother” by Dorothy Molloy

  I ransack her room. Loot and pillage. I root in her trunk. Crack open the tightly sprung boxes of satin and plush. Pierce my breast with her butterfly brooch. I pose in her hats, French berets, mantillas of lace, the veil that falls over her face, the boa she wraps round her neck. I [...]