My mother

“My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.”

R.J. Palacio, Wonder

My mother:


She is pretty

She is oceans away


She loves me

Unconditionally with irregular conditions


My imperfections

She notes perfectly


But when the world ends

She will want me to begin


If I fell ill

She became the kindest


My body writhed in agony

She slept by my side


Worry flooded her mind

I slipped into unconscious bliss


She laid herself quietly

And soaked my pain


Mother’s day arrives

My stomach turns


Sickness engulfs

My body


Her absence

Tugs at my heartstrings


I yearn for her

Swaddling me in affection


Hugging my exhaustion

Without touching


I hold her in my head

And miles away

She holds me in her heart

So I was sick and slightly sad on mother’s day this year. But tell me, how was your mother’s day?


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