Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Poem

Matriarch Aging

These five months
I once would measure
as almost two trimesters;

now, these flashes,
migraines, more
frequent menstruation,
cycle of the moon,


now, too, on Mother's Day,
a red reminder
I was once life giver.


Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt
Mother's Day
May 13, 2012
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