She is playing a computer game called Spider.
When did cooking food go from fun to horror?
After ten days Mom makes loose scrambled eggs
For my goo-bye meal, but will she make enough
To eat now that she is back cooking for one?
Now that she has time to do whatever she wants,
Why won’t she step away from Spider and enjoy?
I’m surrounded by friends who need smart advice
More than I do. I think I have helped them, but am
Stumped about how to inspire Mom to live fuller.
Physical borders are broken by better brains,
But when decades of sadness prevents you
From having fun, it’s time for an attitude change.
London broil your way to broadening smiles,
Shrimp cocktail at sunset, life’s joy awaits. Grab it.
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