to my mother

Thank you

For your smile

—simplicity

 

Because I know

It’s not easy,

Never has been

—truth

 

I watch you

part oceans

with your

Words

—inspiration

 

And I watch you

cry oceans

Too

—pretense

 

But when you smile

I remember why

you do it all

—motherhood

 

You say it’s worth it

You say I’m worth it

—thank you

 

They say nothing

Can rival a mother’s love

—I disagree

 

I inherited

your fierceness

your intensity

and passion

—daughter

 

and also

your capacity

to love

—with all of me

 

In plain words

because you like it

straight up, Mama

I love you

—the truth

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