Mom's Story

MOTHER'S DAY
(5/8/99)


holidays
and designated
occasions of remembrance
have always seemed
just a bit phony
and contrived
to me

I realize
however
that meaning
can only be
attached through intent
which makes this day
important indeed
a day for me
to think
of you

throughout
my chaotic life
you have been
a touchstone
grounding me
to the rational

a loving
reminder
that the demons
I see and flee
are primarily
of my own
creation

heartfelt
expressions
may be sporadic
and understated
but I am always
and will always be
thankful
for your support
your understanding
and most of all
your love