I wish I could remember when my mother kissed me last
I wish I could remember if it ever happened
We met before her death
So I know we spent time together
But I can’t remember if we even touched.
Some families are close, others like mine
Get brought up with Victorian values
Sex is forbidden to be discussed
And physical contact awkward.
No hugs for fear of contact between
The lower body organs.
No kissing. I still don’t get
Kissed much maybe this is
Why I don’t give a damn
About brushing my teeth.
Copyright 2016 B E Saunders