Love is Patient

I miss mother

Her yellow locks

and violent eyes

The love and chaos she drips into my lips

I always miss her while I’m gone

And I’m often gone

So I often miss

Her comfort and confidence

My mother

Who I miss

Who is on my mind

The words she would speak

When I was younger,

They still echo

Loud and persistent

They rain in my mind

She reigns in my mind

I don’t always miss her

She isn’t always on my mind

For right now she is,

and that’s all I can think