Monday, April 26, 2010

a good wife, a good mother.

leave me a dish to wash
in the sink
so i can love you tonight
leave me a shirt
in the wash
so i can love you tomorrow
i sweep things away
all day
with nothing to show.
i play wordless songs
and hum quiet tunes
i watch you.

the words resonate
in my ears.....
get up.
go do.
or else
they will
forget you.

i scream back
against the waves
of sickness

i am your mother
i am your wife
this is
because we promised
to each other
to life.
i never learned
to trust.

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