Mum’s the word – today and always

This gorgeous woman is my mom. She deserves the world, but a poem will have to do for now. Because – #PhysicalDistancing.

Also, the world is in disarray right now, so we’ll wait and see if – when this ends – it’s worth gifting to a beloved mother.

Here’s the poem:


It’s a New Year – 2019

Everything’s new
– it’s always so –
for this moment’s already gone.

It was sparkly and fresh
– but so ephemeral –
that it’s virtually a memory now.

Live for the moment
– not for later –
make the most of now

…while it’s sparkly and fresh,
new and beguiling,
make now the end of your rainbow.

May your now be brilliant,
adventurous, delightful;
May you dance in its beguiling arms…

…before the newness fades,
and it drowns in the whirlpool
of a memory that’s fickle and jaded.

Happy New Year, Dear Lovely People!