our mothers

          are windows


through them

          we see the world


and in them

          we see the faintest


of our selves


they are not easy to


but neither are they



to break them

          we run the risk

of injury


our knuckles crack

as does their glass


the shards

          can split our skin

to fragments


better to stand back

observe them

cool, impassive


than risk destroying

the illusion of



that we ourselves have


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Thu 29th Nov 2018 19:37

Thank you so much, Sal! That is quite a compliment! I appreciate your careful reading of this piece.

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Thu 29th Nov 2018 19:37

Thank you, Taylor! Just like all humans, they have the capacity to harm and the capacity to heal. Thanks!

Big Sal

Thu 29th Nov 2018 13:10

I like the careful intricacies of this piece. Such fragile imagery requires the reader to tread carefully for fear of trampling over a word or two and misreading any part of this gem.?

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Taylor Crowshaw

Tue 27th Nov 2018 12:16

Mothers are human too....beautiful ?

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Tue 27th Nov 2018 00:28

Thank you so much, Steven! ?

steven arthur

Tue 27th Nov 2018 00:03

I love the beauty in this!

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