MY MOTHER IS CHRISTMAS…

my mother

is Christmas…

her energy

and tireless service.

my mother

is Christmas…

her work

in light bulb factories

and stringing

the tree

for her six…

and shopping

untold

that gave

presents

that brought

tears to your eyes

and Christ-like

joy–

so perfect

for every

child…

my mother

is

Christmas…

When she taught me

of faith

and men

and then

loved me

the incorrigible,

rebellious

Muslim

who

reclaimed

the legacy

that They

had

set.

my

mother

is

Christmas.

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