A Bad Day
Mom, a long time diabetic,
developed a sore on her foot
and needed an amputation.
I stood there staring
at the spot
where Mom’s leg should have been.
At her home, I received a call from my husband.
When his mom took her daily walk,
two chows attacked nearly killing her.
I stared at my computer screen
of news photos
looking like a murder scene.
It wasn’t a good day for mothers.