April 25, 2017: Happy 58th Birthday Mom

Birthdays are hilarious
We buy cute items
at outrageous prices
wrap, pin a bow
patiently awaiting
their reactions. 

My mom's is different
We spend more time
than cash
on her big day. 
We lounge in our pajamas
on reruns
or we play cards.

At the end of the day
we are happiest
being with family. 

Amanda Hansen

Amanda B Hansen is a writer & poet who currently resides in Omaha, NE. 
She is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor's in General Studies. Her certifications include English, Music, & Creative Writing. 

Amanda currently splits her time being a full-time Customer Service Adviser at her local Walgreen's, and being an Editor/Social Media/Writing Contributor for Fine Lines Journal in Omaha.