Happy birthday, Mom

Do you remember
the first day of the rest of your life?
The miracle of being;
The time when you realized you were breathing on your own;
When you saw the world
did you realize you made it?

Do you remember
when I came to Arizona?
I finally made it.
Was it too late
when I decorated your hospital room
while you were sleeping?
You woke up with a crown on your head
and a smile on your face
and you said,
“I made it.”

EJZ 03.30.2015


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