How to Change

she insisted tearfully,

“she never taught me
how to change.”

As roofs leaked
and crumbled walls;
as paint peeled
and wood rotted

mother herself mouldered

and everything aged
and changed
without being taught how.

Living in
of a life her parents built
and left
she lamented
“I never learned how”

and I looked around
aghast and amazed
for the red tomatoes
and yellow sunflowers
green tinted apples
sniffed for the smell of cut grass
and listened for the laughs
witchy cackling laughs
of the girl I knew
in the garden of long ago

but there was nothing
and she insisted again
“I never learned how to change”
and blamed
“she never taught me how.”



Patt Timlin is a marketing expert set on sharing her expertise with other online marketers to help them achieve the dream of working online. She is secretly pleased with the surge in content marketing as revenge of the English majors! Entrepreneur, blogger, guide, helper – Patt loves the online world and loves to share it!

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