Motherless Mother’s Day


There comes a brief glimpse

Of a choice: Happiness or fear


When you have the option

Do you choose yourself?


How much can you risk?

How open can your heart stretch?


When tears flow freely

And you don’t know which are for the bitter and which for the sweet


How tight should you pull the thread

When you sew your broken pieces back together?


When you set out on a new path

In an unknown direction


When you let the dam breach

And the river unleashes


What poetry is written in your soul?