Anti Mother’s Day

on this, my 77th birthday
i received this mother’s day/birthday message,
“do anything you want and have fun”

ok first
i don’t like the guilt attached
to mother’s day or any other day
we’re cultured in to “celebrate”
with gifts that never feel “enough”
but most of all and all the rest

i have the wonderful acquaintance
of many many wonderful humans
childless, by blood, but
have done, often,
more mothering than many mothers who
for whatever reason
were unable to nurture enough
for the health and well being of their children

yeah, for sure and why not
dream a day with more light, like…

Happy Mothering Day