Both Sides of Clouds

You made a cold call,
pressed a button,
knew it was a safe bet.
I’m not talking about Enter,
Continue or even Next.

I mean the Mommy button,
milky in construct,
pliable in design.
Always with the same effect.
Leave my daughter?

You knew I couldn’t.
Whatever she needed,
I was going to give.
Choose life, you say.
Choose life?

Where does love fit in?
Don’t give me one of those
either or propositions.
I’m a cloud in the sky
chasing other clouds.


About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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