My Mother

My mother,
was the oldest of
five and now she's the oldest of,

My mother,
out-lived two younger
brothers and a father,
after HER father left them
just like mine did.

My mother married,
my father young,
at heart and

My mother,
gave birth to one,
child, me.
Time darkened 

My mother's
skin and her hands grew coarse,
as she worked at home and
in a chilly office.

My mother
cooked and she
yelled and she
loved us as best she could and

My mother 
went to AA meetings when she
realized she had a 
"problem" and until
today I never realized
just how much I loved

My mother

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