Every Day Is Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day, Mum.
You’re in my thoughts this day and every other day.
I send Love and gratitude
to wherever your spirit now resides.

You made it possible for me to be the man I am today.
You remain my moral compass in all things,
our conversation continues.
“I feel your brightness near me.”

From: your son; now a father,
and your granddaughter; as much your legacy as she is mine.


Tanka – Metamorphosis (an Address)

I clear mirror mist
my Dad’s face stares back at me
his voice a whisper:
“Two score and eight years ago,
you were born for this moment”