Why do you cry so much?
Why do you cry when they betrayed you?
When they left you?
You suffered and sacrificed for them all these years but they disowned you within minutes.
Don't you know their heart is sealed over with stone and they are blind to your love?
Your heart aches for them daily yet I can't understand why you cry so much.
I hear you from my room.
At first the clattering of dishes, the dropping of lids to stir.
Then, the memory of their betrayal, the loss in your life jolts through your body.
Your moans crawl the stairs and find me, they strike the depths of my soul.
It infuriates me.
I avoid being alone with you because of this.
You remind me of the pain I thought I had buried deep within me.
Dear mother, why do you cry so much?