these are the flowers i love
pale greens and yellows, and white, white
black cherry blossoms white
this is the structure i am letting go
the kids' swing
once filled with hay
rob climbed up here and examined this platform
and the stairway down
today is mother's day
i am thinking of the hard choices mothers make.
that first choice, to bear a child or not, is just the beginning.
she is there, all right,