Mama, you will always be home

I watch her eyes as she watches the news.

I watch the fear almost spilling out.

Behind the glass windows –

A horror movie.

A helpless ninety year old woman –

Beaten in her bed.

Wheelchairs parked in the middle of the night –

In the corridor.

Slumping wrinkled bodies sleeping –

In the wheelchairs in the corridors

In the middle of the night.

I watch her eyes –

The fear that I will give her up one day

When she’s no longer useful

When she’s no longer loved

When she becomes just an empty body and a –

Burden.

I watch her eyes and I –

Take her hand.

“Mama, you will always be loved.

Mama, you will always be home.

Your wrinkled body is my sanctuary

Your wrinkled body is my –

Home.

Mama, you will always be loved.

You will always be home.”

When it’s time to go home,

I hold her fragile body close to me, kiss her cheek,

Whisper in her ear: “I will see you tomorrow.”

(c) khulud khamis | February | 2017

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4 thoughts on “Mama, you will always be home

  1. נישבר לי הלב

    On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 1:01 PM, Haifa Fieldnotes wrote:

    > khulud khamis posted: “I watch her eyes as she watches the news. I watch > the fear almost spilling out. Behind the glass windows – A horror movie. A > helpless ninety year old woman – Beaten in her bed. Wheelchairs parked in > the middle of the night – In the corridor. Slump” >

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  2. אחותי דליה כתבה שזה ניפלא. נורא נוגע ללב

    On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 1:01 PM, Haifa Fieldnotes wrote:

    > khulud khamis posted: “I watch her eyes as she watches the news. I watch > the fear almost spilling out. Behind the glass windows – A horror movie. A > helpless ninety year old woman – Beaten in her bed. Wheelchairs parked in > the middle of the night – In the corridor. Slump” >

    Liked by 1 person

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