Thank you for feeding me
and even tofu
it will make a great scene in a novel someday.
Thank you for being a model of what a loving relationship looks like
for being open and honest and listening without judging
for welcoming my friends into our home.
You were and still are the “cool” mom.
You taught me
that it's okay for moms to have their own dreams
that it's never too late to seek dreams
that it's hard and it's scary
And it's worth every minute of it all.
Without you, I never would have even considered
that writers are grown
and that I could become one, too.
Because of your love and support I became
and that is only the start of my journey.
one hundred and fifty-four sonnets
to describe what you mean to me.
my thing with feathers
my dream keeper
you showed me the road less traveled and that has made all the difference
Even Dickinson, Hughes, and Frost aren't enough.
No poet in the world has enough words to sing my love song for you.
Happy Mother's Day.