i didn’t think that would happen.
so something told me today:
“call star fox’s mother”
something felt “off”.
so when i called this morning…
a male voice came out from the other line.
once we stopped giving each other the third degree,
i learned it was someone from her church.
i told them i was star fox’s friend and i usually check in with her.
“oh she is having a little surgery,
but she will be out later on.
give her a call later.”
i told him that she should rest and i would call this weekend.
so i go about my day and that’s that.
when i got in just now,
my phone rang and it was her.
when i answered,
she sounded so drowsy and thanked me for calling.
she said her god daughter,
animals from her church,
and only me checked in on her.
she went on to tell me that her three other cubs didn’t even call.
after that it was a wrap.
she started to bawl.
now i’ve known star fox’s mother to be strong,
but i never seen her like this.
“my own cubs…
i just don’t understand…
am i a bad mother?
whenever they need money or anything,
they don’t go without.
i miss my baby.
he would never have left my side…”
i felt so sorry for her.
i tried to calm her down the best i could.
“my daughter said she would call me to pray with me in the morning.
i had to call her and she didn’t even answer the phone…”
i tried to give her a good word and told her not to stress herself.
how do you tell someone their cubs ain’t shit?
or karma never forgets an address?
all i know is she needed to rest.
i told her if she needed to talk,
“thank you jamari.”
it’s sad that even your own family can abandon you.