Real Title: Words of a Sweet and Sour "Mom"
(the title heading won't take quotation marks
and other special characters, a thing I find most
irritating because a title can really lose its effect
without these things!)
“You MUST call me Mom”
not such a bad thing to ask -
“You’ve been a good wife”
this remark came with a cruise -
best gift of my life
My husband and kids -
all are in her will but me. . . .
“Andrea’s not blood"
By Andrea Dietrich
for Dr. Ram Mehta's Contest: "In-laws"