July 9th, 2005

alice lost in labyrinth

my Mom was standing over me

my Mom was standing over me
with the sun of this afternoon
sneaking up on my feet in the
shade where i sat in a lawnchair;
she was participating in the family
horseshoe tournament & between
throws, she walked over to me &
noticed the gray & white strands -
"you should let me dye your hair; a
daughter shouldn't have grayer hair
than her mother..." and she kissed
the top of my head - something I do
not remember her ever doing before.