Mother’s Day Poem

Emmet Klaseus

Mom is a pink lady slipper
Found wild in Minnesota
It takes 5-15 years to bloom
Mom took 48
Because she was uprooted
And placed in the Deep South
On the boarder of her survival zone
She did just that
Until, after 5 years
The late bloomer of late bloomers did just that
She burst in a flourish of pink and white
Watching my mom has been awe inspiring
Her face lighting up like a fire
Discovering her passions
Finding her career
Learning to love herself
She is teaching me that it is never too late
Even if everyone is blooming around you
A flower is still worthy of life
In its dormancy