She is your mother
                  my mother
She bleeds for us
– -needs for us
to embrace her.
She is real- –
                      feel her.
She is a great vessel
of many ingredients- –
power, emotion- -beyond
fathomable comprehension.
We are all finely crafted
intricate paintings
on her flesh- -tattoos- –
images of humanity.
We are her history
                        her now
We exist- -only
with her care.
She is real
          is hope
She is life.
Know her- –
respect her- –
love her- –
protect her.
She is our Mother.
She bleeds for us.
She is real.

Copyright 2010, by Suzie Ashby.