Friday, October 24, 2008


Dear Mama,

Thank you for all the things you have taught me: especially how to cook,
and iron clothes, and make the bed, and clean the
toilets, and scrub dirty pots with tamarind

I especially appreciate that I was allowed to break
without being made to feel like I committed some sin
as long as I cleaned it up

Today, I'm not afraid of getting my hands dirty
because of you

As ever,


flaming coppercat said...

and your lovely currrrly hair?

scratchpost said...

oh, how can i forget my lovely hair!