Rachel Bissex - Dancing with My Mother

  • শিল্পী: Rachel Bissex
  • এলবাম: Don't Look Down (1995)
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Dancing with My Mother

My mother stands in the kitchen of my childhood and she’s slicing and dicing and stirring and she's got a white apron on, drinking cold coffee, baking, serving, caring, listening.
 
My mother stands in the living room of my childhood, her arm outstretched as if trying to grasp the notes from Rosa Ponselle on the stereo, "Tomorrow shall be my dancing day", and the reject arm drops the next record, and the Limelighters sing about morning on a thousand hills. And she reaches for my hand, and we touch, and we twirl; she teaches me about the joy and desperation in music.
 
My mother rocks in the bedroom of my childhood, her guitar a silhouette against the window where the white sheer curtains hang, and the headlights come, first slow and then fast around the room, first slow and then fast around the room. And it seems as if they’ll never end and she’s singing to me, "Over in a meadow in the sand in the sun" she’s singing about the moon, and she’s singing about lost love.
 
Where are you?
Dancing with my mother
 
Pumpkin or apple? What'll it be? Tell me about your day.
You know that I love you, don't think about me, I don't want to get in your...
 
Where are you?
Dancing with my mother
 
My brothers embarrassed, but we didn’t care, emotions were meant to be shared
Brown paper bag sits by the chair, cigarette smoke hangs in the…
 
Where are you?
Dancing with my mother
 
I stand in the kitchen and the bedrooms and the living room of my children’s future memories and when I look at the moon a little too long or when I'm barefoot, when I'm making new friends, when I’ve had a little too much wine, but most especially when I wear the white apron, my daughter sees my faraway face and she says
 
Where are you?
I’m dancing with my mother…
 
Where are you?
 
malucamaluca দ্বারা বুধ, 22/08/2018 - 21:31 তারিখ সাবমিটার করা হয়
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