A Mother’s Touch

For Mother’s Day

A tender brush of fingers across a cheek
to wipe away the tears.

Hands moving in small, soothing circles
across the shoulders and back.

A high-five as a symbol
of pride and celebration.

Allowing knees to lock around the waist
and hands to clasp at the neck
as the back provides a reprieve and a chance
to see the world.

A shoulder becomes a cradle for a sleeping head
as peaceful stillness permeates both bodies.

Reaching out to grab a hand,
interlacing fingers with gentle firmness
to ensure safety.

A kiss to make it all better.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there as well as anyone else who finds themselves in that nurturing role.

This link was shared to earthweal open link weekend #20.

Photo by Daria Obymaha from Pexels


23 thoughts on “A Mother’s Touch”

  1. Wonderful intimacy and affirmation here. I dream much of my mother these days, this is my second Mother’s Day without her. Does the Earth love us that deeply as well? Thanks for sharing at earthweal. – Brendan

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