March 31st

Walk around my house
and you may see
hidden outside
some
particularities:

Tea bags
in flower urns.
Ashes
spread
around.

Banana peals,
onion skins,
rotting pumpkins
on the ground.

This is
because to me,
I can’t throw away
what was
once
life.

Ashes spread
are also prayers
burned in thanks
for relief
of friends and families strife.

What was given to me,
I have to give back
to my Mother.

3 31 2017