Take What You Need To Take

Variation of a painting by Gustav Klimt

Variation of a painting by Gustav Klimt

Take what you need
from the roots
of you and I.
Take what you need
to take and run
and hide
and when
the world forces you
to your knees
come back
and I will embrace
you like shallow water.

Take what you need
to take and come
and lie
and say what you need
to say, even goodbyes
and I’ll love you
and love you
back to the roots
of you and I.
A mother will always
be a mother,
even if you deny
where you were made,
where you were cherished,
where you were loved
before you ran
so fast, so wild.

So take what you need
to take and be safe,
don’t cry.
And I will wait and wait
for the tide
to give you back to me
even if for a second
and I won’t ask why
you left.

A mother will always
be a mother,
the warm embrace
of shallow water.
I love you, my child,
back to the roots
of you and I.

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Tharwat Abaza

Twin. Dentist. Bibliophile. Writer. Lover of films. Runner for the internal liberty. Pizza addict. My beard's biggest fan.

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