Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Poem for my mother, and grief.

May 14, 2007


Your uncle died,

reminding me of my uncle’s death,

and my grief

and my mother’s pain.

She never really came back after that,

needed him in a way I had not seen.

He was her older brother, always there,

worshipped, and now, smaller, younger sister,

is gone,

despite children and grandchildren, loved.

I saw her attune her ear, differently, here and there.

A photo of my mother and her brother at probably five and seven

in a rowboat on a lake graces my refrigerator.

I am aware the ache of loss never rows away.



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