What should the title of this poem be?
Who does it make you think of?
a girl whose mother brags of her love for her husband, brags about it to her lover
a girl whose mother proclaims her love, but never tells her no, except about spending time together
a girl who leaves that mother, to find someone else to tell her no, or at least tell her the truth
a girl who’s on the affluent streets being put on a pedestal and passed around
a girl who gained a monkey and a man with a monkey
a girl who became a muse and a mother a mime and a master
a girl who became a millionaire and a murderer
a girl who loved her husband, her lover told me so
That was a stream of conscious poem I wrote in an email to a friend. I was actually attempting write a single line that would be an inspiration for him to base a song on. It got away from me.
“A Mother’s Lover” was the title I felt was the least controversial of the titles I suggested.
And, the idea that that title isn’t controversial in these times took me down a few notches.
I really hope people will suggest titles and attempt to guess the inspiration.