I have no great wisdom today.
and no “pearls” to give away.
I could, perhaps, offer pithy platitudes
designed to uplift-raise your attitudes.
But no. I don’t think so.
I will sit with my sadness.
Because it is not badness.
It is right. It is true
That my heart aches for you.
Mama, Mommy, Mom, Miss Susan Marie
how I wish you could be
here celebrating your birthday with me.