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