From A 9-Year Old Child To His Mama... - Poem by RIC BASTASA

I was the one who
uprooted your
blooming red African daisies
that morning when
you walked to attend the
funeral of
Uncle Aldong

when you arrived that afternoon
from the silent city
all the African daisies
have already wilted

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 7, 2011

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