“To Mom and Dad,” New Era, Mar. 1984, 51
between the lines,
“Mom, have you finished my dress yet?”
“Will you help me with my dishes? I’m late,”
there comes a silently spoken
message of words so hard to say.
I think you understand.
in the words,
“Can I have the car keys?”
“Will you fix this for me, please?”
I call the same message out to you.
I know you understand.
I love you.