A Mother Is a Poet | Ibu Adalah Seorang Penyair

By and | 31 October 2020

In a mother there are two creators:
one a devotion spoken to her children,
the other a conduit for them
as she raises her palms,
reaching to the heavens
in search of the divine wire
at the cost
of her beating heart.

How her children
fall deaf to her pleas.
They muffle it with
thunderous play
until the distance
between them and her
becomes an open circuit.

A mother remains a conduit
until the storm takes her away.

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