mother's day

 these are the flowers i love
 pale greens and yellows, and white, white
 black cherry blossoms white
 this is the structure i am letting go
 the kids' swing
 once filled with hay
 rob climbed up here and examined this platform
 and the stairway down
 hand hewn
today is mother's day
i am thinking of the hard choices mothers make. 
that first choice, to bear a child or not, is just the beginning.
she is there, all right, 
choice made.