Becoming My Mother I emerge from my disguise to be the daughter of my mother’s eyes not just in looks but in my mind: I wander on a nightly mission where I search to find words that make a poem. My mother seeks mobility in age just as it is leaving prowling her last freedoms in the dark. I feel her take my place in talk and laughter in my aging face and thought, in all that follows after. I’m people, words, her humour with all the spirit she discovered there, and yet immune from her despair.     In the…

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