Catch It: Poetry by Maggie Smith

With Sunday approaching for Mother’s Day, a lovely poem by Maggie Smith.

A TRUTH THAT TELLS YOU

I wish for you a small, portable truth you can take
anywhere-no foreign adaptors needed,
no translation required and nothing lost in it.

Once, looking at a map, my daughter said,
A river is a line the world drew for us. I wish for you
a truth that stays true across any line drawn

by the world or its people, a truth that tells you
wherever you arrive, you are welcome.

Maggie Smith

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