Tagged with loss

Lessons From Mom

You taught me so many things over the years Bits of trivia, odd and disconnected From those rare moments When we connected And many lessons In what not to do When I swore to anyone who would listen That I would not grow up to be you I knew so little of grief While you … Continue reading »

How has it been a year already?

One year ago today…about this time…my mom said she suddenly had a really bad headache and collapsed. Later that night, for reasons he couldn’t understand, before he could go to sleep, my middle son had to take items my mom had given him down from the shelf where they always sat, and put them on … Continue reading »

Last Day of Vacation

The heavy draperyBlocks all but one sliver of lightA rogue sunbeamWarm alreadyGlowing with the same peachy-pinkAs the ripe summer fruitThat errant raySoftly sculptingThe curve of your hipIn warm silhouetteAnd my handAs I trace over the sameYour face is in darknessBut I don’t need lightTo know the curve of your mouthAs it turns into a sleepy … Continue reading »

Insecurities

In those final moments Of a long day That seemed to span A week or more Just before I grudgingly Drift off to sleep And in the first moments Of the next In a string with no beginning And no end I think of you And in that pre-dawn dark The question comes to mind … Continue reading »

Afterward

Sitting Waiting For an event That’s nothing more Than the afterward Of a long story Already read Where the outcome Was less than satisfying But the natural conclusion Of a long and winding tale Where the heroine Had finally found her place In this crazy world A story where every tragedy Was met with resilience … Continue reading »

Remembering Mom

She came from nowhere And grew up with nothing She was the perfect combination Of her mother and grandmother A tough broad from the same Yet softer, tempered By the influence of a generation Once removed She worked hard For everything she earned But she never forgot Where she came from Including the lessons Of … Continue reading »

Mothers and Daughters

Somehow it seems That far too often Mothers and daughters Are oil and water. Gasoline and sparks. This was us. Different perspectives. Different opinions. But the same tempers, The same frustrations, The same bruised toes, And the same love You ruffled feathers When you thought You were helping. We all cursed your name; And loved … Continue reading »

Full Moon

Golden orb Rising high over the hills Over the city Over the night Dripping light Onto your shoulders Your face Silk satin lips Softer than tiptoed footsteps Silent like a breath Escaping your lips Escaping the light Memories Of other moons Other kisses Days before I knew you Days when my heart Was my own … Continue reading »