it is

then

a generational curse

the sow s purse

my mothers

parents

would not even

let her climb a tree

and so you see

her life

was working

and taking care

of all

save herself

and being married

to a man fifteen years older

made her even less bolder

hold her

in my eyes

in the tears

i cry for her

that

she could not

would not

be just a

little more selfish

i forgive you mom

and miss

you a mother

and a friend

even

with what you lacked

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