Mother and Daughter
We’re not just any two people,
We’re mother and daughter
We have a past, a present and
(God willing) a future.
She has a story about us
That lives inside her,
I have a story about us
That lives inside me.
Yet we’ve never shared those stories.
I’m certain they wouldn’t match.
I wonder what her story about me is?
Can I say anything to heal the hurt?
Can I let the present be good enough
To override the past?
Dianne Deloren is an artist, writer and speaker living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.