The Blackboard of My Soul
The sum and total of my life
is written by anyone
who ever held a piece of chalk.
in deliberate blocks
Elementary and high school friends
cursive and solid
tentative and sure
baby printing to adult scriblings
Of all those who have written
on the blackboard of my life
hers is the delicate script
most often seen.
The first person who wrote on my heart.
My constant and my support
Never wavering, always with me.
strong blue and solid white.
My personification of how to live.
such a constant in the beginning
less frequent as years passed
But always there, threading themselves
around all the other words
written on my life.
And there to be referenced again
when I look at the blackboard of my soul.
05/12/01 - For my mother