a small boy cries from the curb
for his mother who has crossed
the street leaving him behind
for just a moment; she is paying too
much attention to his brother,
or is talking too much to her
friend about flowers and gardens,
topics of not much interest to a
little boy, who is crying for his mother,
his tears reminding her that he
is most important in her life,
even if she sometimes forgets.
Podcast 13O: Seven Myths of Happiness.
49 minutes ago