There is one woman who bore me into this world.
There are many who helped me open to what this world holds.
There is one woman who held my hand for my first steps.
There are many who walked with me when I had to learn anew.
There is one woman who picked me up when I fell.
There are many who encouraged me to keep going when I thought I could not.
There is one woman who became a model for woman for me.
There are many who helped me reinvision what it is to be me.
There is one mother who fed me as a child.
There is one mother earth who feeds me daily in my living.
There is one woman I love for all she gave me in life to her death.
There are many I embrace with love for all they are within this one life I live.
Happy Mother's Day
to all the women in my life and beyond; for all the nurturing, compassion, teaching, visioning, and honest speech. I bow to you, today and always.