April 21, 2009

4/21

Today is my mother's birthday and I wrote this for her (in about five minutes :), it's true, because I just finished it, but I tried really hard to do it right). I love you, Mom! Thank you for all you do for me. (And I know these words will never be enough. I wish I had a better way to tell you how much you mean to me.) xoxo Maya

Five Minutes

She watches one red balloon
rise, climbing the sky.

From the ground
she can hear the thank-you
whispers as they fall into her hands,
echoing in her ears.
Gratitude.

Candy-sweet.
It's a rush of remembrances,
knowing that the equal sign has finally
been drawn.
It's the time the pink cotton candy
ran out in five minutes.

5 comments:

Emily Ruth said...

I especially love the last two lines; beautiful!

Maggie DeVries said...

Strangely, my mother's birthday is on April the 21st as well!

What a coincidence!

Beth Kephart said...

Tell your mother happy birthday for me!

PoetPoems said...

"From the ground
she can hear the thank-you
whispers as they fall into her hands,
echoing in her ears."

Love it!
I found your blog while clicking the "Next blog" button that leads you to a random blog. It's on my favorites list already!

Erin said...

:)