Mama

Mama, today i got a call
that you have left home
that you emptied your room
leaving nothing but your mattress.

What will happen now?
you’ve put a distance between us
i have so many questions for you
you probably think i won’t understand
maybe you are right
but this isn’t about me.

This is about your husband
the one nobody is concerned about
the one you left alone
with the family you built together.

This is about your husband
the one who will continue
to seek solace in gins and wines
to keep loneliness away
just enough to get him through the night.

This is about your husband
the one who has spent
everything he has on your comfort
the one expected to show no emotions
for he is a man!