Every year on Moms’ Day & my NameDay
I Turn on both cell phones and maintain them in good signal
Only to wait for them to make
Not. One. Sound.
Not even a ‘beep’.
Apparently my having children was merely a rude delusion
Nor a mother to remember her only daughter, ever.
I’m not just an Orphan
Not even Invisible.
The truth is as plain as the silent tears on my stone face-
I do Not Exist.
This will be the last year I pay for cell phones that never ring.
There is No ‘Beauty’ without ‘Beau’….