one
grieving mother

diminishes
the multitude of smiles

the woman
who decides
to bear
no children

bears love
to all humanity

mother’s day gossip

May 13, 2007

Poor Joan –
she never married.

And Leslie
never had children.

And wasn’t it a shame
about Marla?

Too bad –
she was such a pretty girl…

A Mom Like You

May 13, 2006

The world needs more moms like you:
A mother to speak softly
about how special a child is.
A mom to look up to and feel sure about.

I wish I could send you to those
who need a mom like you
to embrace them in fragrant warmth
while you sing away the loneliness.