…at midnight You arrived home
wearing Your tiredness like a coat
after a seventeen hour shift
I rode you like a donkey to the hospital and the next morning, you were back to work while I found healing.
They might not know, but mother, you are the one who always lifted us no matter how low we were.
Su’eddie Vershima Agema is the author of 2 poetry collections and a short story collection. He won the Association of Nigerian Authors Joint Prize for Poetry 2014. He can be reached on Twitter @sueddieagema