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Madres

I wrote this a few years ago. i don't remember exactly when... for my mom.

*Drawers*

Sometimes
i search for the answers
to my childhood
in my mother's drawers.

Should i hold it against her
that she stole my baby teeth
from under my pillow?
How, how HOW would the tooth fairy
ever find my teeth
in my mother's drawers?

But i let that slide.
i am mesmerized by the miniature
spoon collection
she gave up when i was young,
jewelry there that she would never wear
jewelry she would
matchboxes
pictures of her friends in their 20's
buttons for dresses from the early 90's
the kind with shoulder pads.
There is a newspaper in another drawer
from the year i was born
about the blizzard of 78.
"I was pregnant with you then"
she would say
and i would fantasize about the snow.
Would it make me feel small?
Would i try to count it all?
i move on

Wrapping paper, scotch tape
unused X-Mas gifts to my dad
Here it it,
the greeting card collection,
those cards she keeps for a dreary day
a hug and the wish for it to all be okay.
When we are alone
afraid of the phone.
Will i be receiving one?
Maybe i should send her one.

I love you, mom (:

- jymi cliche

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den_lace
Mar. 13th, 2008 11:08 am (UTC)
Having a poem written for one is a special gift, your mother is lucky indeed, as I have been over the years. To receive a poem is wonderful, specially when it is from a son *hugs*
djcliche
Mar. 14th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
thank you. that is encouraging. (: i haven't sent it to her yet
den_lace
Mar. 14th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
well then .. get your A into G and do it :P
djcliche
Mar. 14th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
aiight
den_lace
Mar. 13th, 2008 11:09 am (UTC)
.. love that Cat Stevens song - Moonshadow.
djcliche
Mar. 14th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
cat stevens rocks.
ryotboi
Mar. 14th, 2008 06:37 am (UTC)
that is so sweet! are you gonna send it to her? i think it would make her happy :)
djcliche
Mar. 14th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
i sent it
ryotboi
Mar. 14th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
did she like it? it made me kinda teary eyed (in a good way,lol)
djcliche
Mar. 15th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
i believe she did (:
(Anonymous)
Mar. 14th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Madres
Thank you.
That was so sweet, and I love you too Jymi..
so very much.
Now I'm crying..happy tears...because it is
all ok.
Mom xo
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