Overdo It

In memory of Kim Underwood.
Remind me
never to say
don’t overdo it now
to my children.
No imploring them
to simmer down,
take it easy,
be good now,
not take any
unnecessary risks.
I’ve done enough
of all of those things
for the lot of us.
Let me be
the mother who
supports her children
in overdoing it
today and every day.

#22 of 30 Poems In November to benefit Center for New Americans.