At Your Mother’s Elbow

It really doesn’t come as a surprise
that adding years does not result in wise.
But suddenly you’re listening to me
although I am disdained, for family
knows nothing, right? How could your mother get
enlightenment she’s capable of sharing?
You’ve known her so familiarly, and yet
she’s seeming smart (today beyond comparing).

It could be all her thinking’s paying now.
Perhaps she has observed a truth or two.
She utters words that maybe should be stressed.
She doesn’t have a formula for how
you should proceed or what you ought to do,
but Mother might be able to suggest.

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