haiku for mother's daywhen I was orphaned they told me I...

May 08, 1992|By Robin Stratton

haiku for mother's day

when I was orphaned they told me I had mother's

laughter and her eyes

he acts like my fourth child -- I am more mother than

wife -- we're both lonely

violence

what remains is pain a spurt of blood and thirteen

summers gone with her

pieta

and did she wail as he lay cradled in her lap

her hand in his side

"Who is God?" I asked. You replied "He" "His" and "Him".

"She" shone in your eyes.

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