Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Did you

Did you know
That you would love her when 
Her hair turned grey?

Did you know that 
When you turned 59
she would give you a baby lemon
Tree? Not symbolising
Anything. Just an unspoken
recognition of
Green and Growth.

Did you know she 
Would give your middle daughter
Her nose?
And you would give that daughter your habit
Of standing 
On tables?

Or was it just a leap, 
That day, 36 years back, of faith?
into humanity, 
Into God 
Into yourselves?

(I am asking. To inform
My leaps)

1 comment:

  1. wonderful tribute!

    and a lemon tree provides health and taste, with some thorns to remind one nothing is ever easy