What It's Like: A Personal Story of Suffering - Confusion

By Janice Veldman

The door bell rings

Answering it
I find mom holding
 a birthday cake
She is drenched
 from the pouring rain

Why are you here?
Because I am the one who
Always bakes the cake

Wondering how I might ask for whom it is
She blurts “don’t tell me you forgot
Something is wrong if birthdays
are no longer remembered”

I nod
perhaps as confused as she

I ask if she recalls
how many are coming
 she abruptly leaves

Later in the day
 she phones with exciting news
of having been invited
to a birthday party

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Original Release: Apr 21, 2019

Updated Last Revision: May 26, 2024

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