…that would be my mother Middie.
Charlie at Doodlewash is sponsoring a month of celebrated days, and April 4 is National School Librarian Day. My mother worked in elementary school and high school libraries, but ended up in junior high school. My favorite story was the time she told a student to stop messing with his rubber snake and give it to her…he threw it over and it was a real snake! (she claimed she didn’t flinch)
This topic also segues nicely into the NaPoWriMo prompt to write a family poem. My mother and I had a contentious relationship, particularly during my adolescence, and another cleave poem seemed just right to express our particular brand of love.
I was born you were born
into potential future unknown
I yell you cry
you cry I yell
you don’t hear me you don’t listen
look at me acknowledge me
listen to me talk to me
I need support I need respect
I am afraid of losing you
hold my hand
I love you
Thank your local government if the schools still have functioning libraries. Work to put them back if they don’t. And a tip of the hat to all the people who keep our libraries alive.