My Mother’s Words

When I told my mother I was lonely,
She didn’t believe me
“You are surrounded by love!”
When I told my mother I was tired,
She laughed softly
“You are so busy, that’s why!”
When I told my mother I was sad,
She looked bewildered
“You are the happiest person I know!”
When I told my mother I couldn’t breathe,
She leapt from her bed
“I am here for you”
I should be literal more often.
Then maybe my mother will listen.
Zoe Weymouth

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