To Mom and Dad
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“To Mom and Dad,” New Era, Mar. 1984, 51

To Mom and Dad

Somewhere

between the lines,

“Mom, have you finished my dress yet?”

or,

“Will you help me with my dishes? I’m late,”

there comes a silently spoken

message of words so hard to say.

But,

I think you understand.

Hidden

in the words,

“Can I have the car keys?”

and,

“Will you fix this for me, please?”

Dad,

I call the same message out to you.

I know you understand.

Mom,

Dad,

Thanks.

I love you.