International Women’s Day (2014)

To my many mother-sisters and my wife

I celebrate the women
who have taught, elevated me
with patience, time
how exemplar
life, love, introspection
sensitivity, truth, joy
laughter, kindness, truth

no, never perfect
often in misunderstanding, grief, heartbreak
times of bliss
via distance, impassable ramparts
hold in my heart

because you taught me
this way, is just

© 2014 by DC Lessoway

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