mama this is how we meet each other
mama, you still enter my dreams we are always on stage, scarlet lips ablaze
stone-still, i still cling to your sadness our papier-mâché smiles, merely masks
i am most alone facing a full moon under prism of light, tears fall
mama, I am always reaching for you won’t you hold this grief in open palms?
we float atop silent waves together, we are hushed whispers
i will not wake until i feel your warm breath salvaged shards of words
mama, please say my name one more time like a precious stone, crushed