The Rose Tattoo

I have only one tattoo. That's not because I only wanted one. It's because I haven't had the money to get more. The tattoo I do have is a wild rose on my left shoulder/back.

I want a heart with MOM on it on my left chest for my mother. She was the best mother a kid could have. I didn't realize how good she was until she was dying. She made sure that I was in the best place I could be. She thought my sister would take care of me like she had. Mom was wrong about my sister. That was one of the few things she was wrong about.

The rose honors my mother too, but it's more than that. It's me, it's mom's sister all of us women together. My sister is a winter baby so she doesn't get in the rose group. The rose is also for all the summers I spent in Iowa growing up. Wild roses grow like weeds there. In fact the farmers have to mow them down to plant if they let their land go without a crop for a couple of years.

I am like a wild rose, beautiful and untamed. I am old now but I am still a wild rose.
tinydragon10 tinydragon10
66-70, F
Nov 27, 2012