My Mom’s left side
was paralized and unable to move.
But her right hand
was always clenched tightly.
I was afraid that her right palm
would be hurt by her fingernails.
So I had her right hand hold
a toilet paper tube with
Hail Mary written around.
When it was time to change her clothes,
the special toilet tube was often on the floor
as a simple toilet paper tube
It was then I found
a little plush Unicorn in the Chapel.
I waited for more than a week for the owner.
But the owner didn’t appear.
I took it with gratitude
to the child who left it behind.
The Unicorn was perfect
for my Mom’s right hand!
(June 30, 2022)