Listen.

When I was little I asked you for a rabbit
some Nike shoes
good hair
and for me to be popular in school

A little older I demanded game consoles
clothes, money
a boyfriend
and a place to call my own.

Older still I wanted success
exams, coursework and projects
that took me away from you
and shifted the scope of my care.

But now I wait. Meditate.
And listen.

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