Advice to My Son on His 13th Birthday


I have none.

You are wise

and kind.


You will learn most

by making your own mistakes

and resolutely facing the consequences.


All I say is a buzz

and a pop

as ever when someone tries to tell another how to live.


You love.

You love deeply.

What more can a mother hope her child will achieve?



©Julie Ayers

April 14, 2012 – NaPoWriMo 10




About Julie Ayers

Seasoned apocaloptimist, keen admirer of well-placed words, fierce mama bear of extra special children, black belt hugger, and advocate for a fashion rebellion which elevates the most human of hearts to socially acceptable outerwear.

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