mothers

our mothers

          are windows

 

through them

          we see the world

 

and in them

          we see the faintest

reflection

of our selves

 

they are not easy to

                               break

but neither are they

unbreakable

 

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

security

 

that we ourselves have

created

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ha'azinu

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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ha'azinu

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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ha'azinu

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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