Friday, May 20, 2011


I really did not want these moments yet...
They come between us
Seeming to pull you farther away
And it hurts me because
I really want you to stay
Just a little longer
If I could I would put moments on hold
Until I am stronger
And I would release them slowly
One breath and then another
Asking them to pause
As I gather you closer
Holding you because
I am your mother


1 comment:

  1. oh, Janet. I feel this deeply. growing up happens too soon.

    a difficult time well expressed in your poetry.


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