You're a mentor, a teacher, a fountain of stories and song, you're my memories and my foundation. You're the deepest love and the safest harbour. Sometimes I want to walk backwards up the birth canal and nestle in your womb, swim in your amniotic fluid, reconnect to the umbilical and be happy inside you. Sometimes I just want to hear your voice or have you say everything will be okay.
You protected me, watched me grow, nurtured me, hoped for me and told me
The windowsills run away
from the windows,
the floor shifts over a wave,
a black stain beetles down the wall.
enjoy the mud
embossed stationery -