A parent grows up

I watched my child grow bolder, as he tackled small challenges in life. He could walk a few steps without support, and then hold a glass in his tiny, but steady fingers.

I see him pushing the boulder up the hill, and my heart goes out to him. But he has grown up now, and trying to salvage a relationship going downhill. He flew out of the nest, five years ago, and life has never been the same again.

I saw his ambitions move through the flue, into the blue, expansive sky outside. I had outlived my utility.

birds will fly away

to claim their pie in the sky

just watch with pride

 

Saturday Mix at MLMM

7 thoughts on “A parent grows up

  1. kaykuala

    I had outlived my utility.
    birds will fly away
    just watch with pride

    Parents would have to accept the eventuality one day! At least sadness is balanced with happiness!

    Hank

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