2022-09-02T12:06:53-07:00March 23rd, 2011|Parenthood|

The award speech

I wish for him
happiness and health,
a good head
on his shoulders,
high school graduation,
a strong back.

My shopping list of sensibleness
is infinite yet beneath
this mountain of prudence,
I hear a quiet intractable voice
squeak out a hope
that I can ignite
some rare talent
and the award speech

he mentions me

the mothering I did,
so clever and tender
along the way.

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