“Easy come, easy go.”
Mother always said so.
She would mutter things like that
While washing dishes and running the tap.
“An idle mind is where the devils play.”
“Watch what they do, not what they say.”
“We always fail where we do not try.”
“Be a man and don’t you cry!”
Then one humdrum afternoon
She had just finished with the vacuum..
When a tear rolled down her dusty cheek
And she muttered this to me:
“Some people will love you,
And some people will use you.
Be neither the coward nor the fool.”