Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Thinking of My Mom Today

Today is my mom's birthday.  I wrote this poem for her.

my mother

i wake up
knowing she was there
in my dream,
i know it
in the way
the air feels still
and thick around me

i see her

in the way
my hands
grow older,
she's in my sister's face
without make-up

the cosmos

along the road
sing her song,
their faces
reflecting happiness
the way she always woke me

i want to curl up

inside her
be born again,
this time 
i'll hold her hand

© Charmaine Fourie. All rights reserved

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