Echoes

Lee's Summit JournalMay 9, 2014 

mom

came home

with a new

tattoo

to celebrate

her day

said

it was

a better

way

to spend

money

than on

tucks

lifts

thigh

slicing

far more

creative

and they

will age

sag

relax

with me

let em

show

in the

casket

she laughed

thats my

mother

funny

kind

generous

to a fault

makes

the meanest

pizza

in town

once stuck

candles

in the cheese

for my party

her wedding

present

was

a pair

of pajamas

note read

no child

of mine

is going

to bed

with

someone

in those

you have

been

wearing

thats my

mother

we dont

always

get along

but i

love

her

asked

recently

what i

wanted

her to

leave

me

i replied

your spirit

she teared

then quipped

does that go

under organ

donations

h.

 

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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