I Can’t Do That Anymore

tim80

Dear Ezra and Lian,

Call your mother to let her know
How much she means to you
When you see her next
Be sure to give her a kiss and
A hug when you do
I can’t do that anymore

When you see her again
Say “I love you.”

When she is nice,
Speak the words to her
“Thanks for what you do.”
I can’t do that anymore.

When she cries
Wipe the tears

From her eyes

Whatever else you do

Pray she stays safe.

I know it’s true,

I can’t do that anymore

Your mom hopped on a plane
And flew far away.
She left you behind
To cry all day.
I hope you can forgive her.
I can’t do that anymore.

She makes you sleep
on a dirty floor
In a crazy place
Behind an unlocked door
When you say goodnight
Squeeze her tight.
I can’t do that anymore.

A Trail of Broken Hearts
And Broken Dreams
From here to Timbuktu.
Hurt and pain everywhere.
It is week after week,
You feel the same.
Doesn’t matter what we do.
I tried, I used to care.
I can’t do that anymore.