so lucky

my mom did
a helluva lot
with virtually nothing

i used to love
to shout it here,
but recently? i have
seen she was more
(and did more) than
i could ever
express,
and i have chosen
to hold her close
(and not exploit
her memory)

but now,
now i am reading
our children:
the american dream
in crisis
and seeing that
what she gave me
(and my younger
siblings)
was upper class
aspirations, and reach,
from
a lower class life,
and i am floored
all over again,
weeping,
that i should
have been
so lucky
to have
the mom
i did

forever grateful to this in-and-out beautiful woman

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  1. June 19, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    beautiful x

  2. June 19, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you so much for writing this. My day is better for it.

  3. June 19, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Aw….. She really is/was amazing. 🙂

  4. June 20, 2017 at 6:23 am

    That is lovely.

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