Day 4 of the 5 Day Poetry Challenge - Summer and the forgetting and absent-mindedness comes easy. See Julie Roll Her Eyes at herself AND the poetry show will go on!
Today's poem crosses the border into the land of the Mother-Poem. Dare I write one of these again? I must. It has been asking to be written since this challenge started so here I am, now, writing and sharing it.
Thank you again, to my friend Tess Kincaid, who tagged me in this five day poetry challenge.
he looks across rather than over his shoulder
to see if she had done what she said she would do
she looks up, above to the right of her rear view mirror
as her tires roll back to the right as she said she would do
leaving him, her growing yet to her always little boy
to fend for himself as he has requested to do
this giving him back his responsibility
this letting go of the remote control
this saying “I know you can do this”
isn’t always so easy.
is actually hard.
feels like walking backwards blind
up hill without a mirror and yet
she does it
and knows it
My poem from the past is a classic from 2007 - I Remain in Silence.
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