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Dogs 2019

ANOTHER MOTHER
(5/12/19)


we sit
across
the restaurant
table

she

her son
gone
one year
now

suicide

me

my mom
gone
for almost
19

brain tumor

Mother's Day
doesn't mean
the same
for either
of us

but
we make
due

settling
for our
circumstantial
substitutes

smiling
around
our loss

each knowing
that the occasion
is somewhat
the sham

still
grateful

that we
have
this much