I Am My Mother’s Daughter

my mother and my grandmother

And I love too much

I give and give every inch of me

Until there is nothing left to hold

I touch cold palms and leave them

Tingling, warm

Words roll off my tongue laced in strips of affection

Honey

Wrapping itself around,

Squeezing one’s heart

I blow kisses that pump life to flattened chests

My eyes revive dreams and fill hopes

I sing lullabies that bring home lost souls

I’ve let the world dig a hole in my chest

Deep enough that you may crawl inside and call it home

My tears, my shouts, my rage, my fight

Are all different tunes in your song of life that you’ll one day miss

Until then I will use my might to rock you gently

Let me put your mind to sleep And kiss lavender to your lips

I will protect you from this world

I will find beauty in your laughs and joy

I am my mother’s daughter

And I love too much

I give and give every inch of me

Until there is nothing left to hold

Until my bones can go no more from being old

Until my hands no longer leave you warm

And Even when I am nothing more

I am my Mother’s Daughter