Everynight I feel my heart leaving me
It crawls from my chest
out the door
down the sidewalk
into the bed of a passing pick up truck
I always know where it's going
And I always want to go with it becuase
absence made my heart grow farther
I call you madre even though you dont speak spanish
and even thought you dont speak spanish
You taught me through a sideeye what it means to give up
through a fake smile
what it means to grow up in my skin
you taught me to love with everything
cuase its everything you will ever have.
You cant love money but you can like it
you taught me how to stand up to folks
that spit in my face
taught me not to spit back.
I did once.
You taught me then too.
I love you and I cant say how much
becuase every morning you send me a text saying
"Good Morning beautiful-lutiful!"
And I know my love will never compare.