Don’t Smother Love

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Holding tight
and letting go
is part of life,
of love,
I know.

A path I never
thought I’d choose
becomes the one
I fear I’ll lose.

Hold too tight
I crush the one
whose constant love
helped me become.

A friend, a mentor
does not smother
neither should
a daughter’s mother.

©2015 Sharron R. McMillan

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