Mom’s Diary

I will look back on all that I have written

and laugh or cry.
I might say “what was I thinking?”
or, I’ll just remember what I was thinking
and where I was when I wrote these words;

usually I can remember exactly
how I was feeling and where I was at

One day I can show my children
who I hope will show their children
and their children’s children will show their children…

I hope my children don’t ask me
to recite any of these poems,
I write them but I don’t memorize them –
I’ll save memorization for an open mic.

It’s my diary.
and I don’t usually re-read it.
I’m usually amazed at the things
I re-discover years down the road.

I write and try to forget it.