Happy Birthday Ma

The Psychiatrist said
try to sever yourself
from extreme emotion.
My ex wife hung her head
and probably thought
"you don't need to be clever
to tell him that"
I felt her silent laughter
it reminded me of bed.
What was up with Danny
our son
the length of time I read
what were we doing here
What's wrong with loving
the dead
and venerating your mum?
What you shouldn't do I guess
is tell her all your troubles
or keep her in the cupboard
since August 1207.

By Tony Wailey