To Mother

book18-2 copy

1996 gouache on paper 20 x 16 inches

To Mother  Nov. 12, 1996

On the occasion of your birthday Mother

I tried to paint your picture.

I thought, black maybe.  

Maybe with candles on your head

But wait

That’s not what it turned out to be

It turned out to be a picture of me

A picture of me, thinking of you,

Missing you Mother, on your birthday.

© 2009