Sonnet Inspired by Kyung Sook Shin’s “Please Look After Mom”
I’m alright, don’t you worry about me
A small phrase and yet I still did not see
What she’d meant and the inner agony
Of others’ burdens that you’d carried
These lurking shadows on your back, creeping
I am sorry mom, could you forgive me?
I should have known better, cared more for thee
Now you’re gone; and look what’s become of me
Yet, if you were me, you wouldn’t have grieved
You’d celebrate your life with ecstasy
And your mantra you’d say repeatedly
You’d be happy in the realms of J.C.
As for me, there’s one thing that I’d hoped to be
The girl you’re most proud of, just wait and see