for one

photo-1414073875831-b47709631146I often
tell my mother
that she should still cook,
that she should prepare
a nice dinner
for herself,
for her body,
for her health

that just because
she no longer has
my father
to cook for,
that she should still
try to enjoy
cooking

then I look down
at my frozen burrito
while on the phone with her,
cross-legged on my gray couch
in my post-divorce,
tiny apartment
and understand
her

 

Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: Unsplash

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