my mother

has red hair

and green eyes

and the freest spirit i’ve ever known

and i think that

if she hadn’t had children

when she was still a young thing herself

she probably would’ve grown into

some sort of woodland sprite

or loving deity

with a sparkle in her eyes

and mischief in her soul

and every bit of the sweetness

that she possesses now

but i got lucky

because instead

she chose to be a mother

and now

rather than simply hearing the folktales

of who she could have become

i am able to pass on

stories about her beauty

as a legend

to be remembered.

4 thoughts on “Divinity

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