we didnt have a lot in the ghetto

socks

our furniture was used
but the food was new

the clothes were from the bargain rack
or handmade from the loom

if i lost a sock, mummy would say i guess you’ll just wear one today.

and laugh
and laugh

mothers day should be every day.

i knew she loved me and thats all a kid needs.

not fancy this, or special that

a washrag on the forehead when sick

and a living example of how to rock all the rest of the time.

mug of rum, optional.