Magic Word


I am a mushy mess
putty in your hands
My spine of steel
melts like snow
All it takes
is a single word
You know the power
you have over me
and you wield it
shamelessly
Yet I cannot
hold it against you
Each time I tell myself
I will be unyielding and stern
But you know
the magic word
When you say “Mom”
I dissolve into a
gooey puddle of love

© 2015 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

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