Mother's Teachings

My mother tried to teach me;

Love

But I never knew where to start.

With my body?

Or the approval of men?

My heart 

Can only take so much.


My mother tried to teach me 

Power

But I never knew where to start 

I learned about colour,

And mine never fit the palette.

My shape too great for this world,

No space for mahogany. 


My mother tried to teach me;

Passion

But I never knew where to start....

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