Note to self on Mother's Day

Let's take a moment to remember
all the times Mom washed your judogis

and loved your stories of amusing things Sensei said

and had dinner waiting for you
when you came home from practice

and didn't let on if she was worried about you getting hurt
even though she has always worried about you being safe
and getting enough to eat

worrying so much that even now
unable to speak in sentences
or to rise from her wheelchair

she refuses to let her middle-aged children
out in the rain
without an umbrella

2 Responses to “Note to self on Mother's Day”

  1. Margaret ler Says:

    Written by mama's beloved beautiful boy.

  2. Upgrade recommended Says:

    nice poem

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