Family relationships

"You at the zero-end" - Mother Any Distance (B)
Holding the tape measure could stand for the time when he was born.
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"Leaving up the stairs" - Mother Any Distance (M)
Moving away from his mother physically, but also emotionally.
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"Unreeling years between us" - Mother Any Distance (M)
The tape represents their shared history, but the enjambment imitates how they're crossing into a new phase of their relationship.
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"Anchor. Kite." - Mother Any Distance (M)
He is a kite starting to fly but his anchor, mother, still keeps him secure. These 2 one word sentences slow the pace of the poem, suggesting that he feels apprehensive and thoughtful.
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"Your fingers still pinch the last one-hundreth of an inch..." - Mother Any Distance (E)
The use of the word 'pinch' suggests how desperately she doesnt
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"To fall or fly" - Mother Any Distance (E)
He is breaking free of his mothers protection, but dosnt know if he'll succeed without her security.
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Card 2

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Moving away from his mother physically, but also emotionally.

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"Leaving up the stairs" - Mother Any Distance (M)

Card 3

Front

The tape represents their shared history, but the enjambment imitates how they're crossing into a new phase of their relationship.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

He is a kite starting to fly but his anchor, mother, still keeps him secure. These 2 one word sentences slow the pace of the poem, suggesting that he feels apprehensive and thoughtful.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

The use of the word 'pinch' suggests how desperately she doesnt

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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