i was 13 when i realized

my Mom’s homemade soup

wasn’t going to make everything okay.


When i was younger

My Mom would make me

her homemade soup

When i was upset

and tell me everything

was going to be okay.


Beef, carrots, green beans, potatoes, and corn.

All into one delicious soup.


Then i grew up and realized

Soup doesn’t make everything okay.


i was 18 when i realized

it was never the soup that

made things better

it was the people you made

and shared the soup with

That made everything okay again.