What can you do
When your mother states
"You're on the shelf,
Past your sell-by-date"? ... [+]
The "I love you"s before you go,
The phone calls that you're heading home,
The dog between us on our laps,
"How was your day?" and "How'd you sleep?"
And "Is there anything to eat?"
And, when we see that something's wrong,
The "Tell me, please, what going on."
Support, in times of ailing health,
Or bills up-piling on the shelf,
Support, as children change and grow,
Or as we binge that Netflix show,
Support, in all small joys and chores,
Makes you still mine, and me still yours.