rabbit rabbit rabbit
on the first of every month she’d wake us up with a chipper “rabbit rabbit rabbit!” accompanied by “rise and shine!” she never forgot this tradition… and so neither do we.
now, as grown adults… we wake each other up on the first of every month with a text message. a secret code. a smile and a laugh and a nod in the direction of the mother that raised us and an acknowledgment of the sibling bond that was forged under the protection of her love.
“rabbit rabbit rabbit” we type to each other in all our differing time zones in all our differing states across the US. it’s a comfort i find myself looking forward to each month.
and so, it is july.