Mothers’ Day


We stay close to our mothers,

We cannot get away--

We re-member the shards of memory

Kept in dark back recesses of our selves.

We are close to our mothers

Whenever we truly think, and

Reflect on how our self exists.


We stay close to the unforgettable touch. 


Celebrate mothers,

Forgive them for not expecting more of us,

Forgive them for their faults, their failings, their sins.

Forgive them for all those times

When out of ignorance, they hurt us.


Celebrate mothers,

Be aware of their beauty and their kindness.

Be aware of how they have been gifts,

Gifts extending into mystery.


--May 10, 2013