kate5kiwis: March 2013


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Friday, March 08, 2013

four girlfriends and a funeral

we've gone to skool together 
shared boyfriends
been bridesmaids
birthed babies
trained toddlers.

we've started home kindies
cooked lasagnes
moved cities

we've drunk pinots
recited movie lines
grown beautiful, smart,
talented daughters
and six-foot sons.

we've shared ups
and a whole lotta life.

today we gathered together
to farewell the first of our mothers.
i sobbed hysterically on the way home.