Mother

Gone are the years of
Lifetime movies downstairs
By the fireplace.
Current are the excuses
To avoid wedding dress shopping,
coffee outings,
visits of any kind.

Perhaps
I am simply selfish, but
sentimental moments in
tiny bridal boutiques
should have been mine.

I miss the time
when finances, families, and favoritism
were not present in our lives.
I have been reduced to
text messages and
late night chats.

This is not only
the result of divorce.
What happened
between us?
What happened
to you?

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