Sophia came by today
I stumbled with my usual awkward words with him
Her tears ever flowing from my eyes
The same eyes I painted on the Holy Mother yesterday

Her Tears remind me of the longing for acceptance, approval from my father
It wasn’t my fault he left
A powerful love appeared
I am no longer that little girl looking up to Daddy

I am his Loving Mother, unconditional love flowing from my eyes
Sophia came by today
She opened my eyes today
The same eyes I painted on the Holy Mother yesterday

©Michele Arista