Monday, November 14, 2011

Aspirin and A Glass of White

I'm from Florida
home to Walt Disney World
and beaches
exotic fruit
good food
flat land

and then...

Went to Hawaii
Polynesian Culture
and North Shore
exotic fruit
good food
Diamond Head

but now...

feet hurt
calves cramped
thighs burn
hips ache
back sore
shoulders tight

I need...

Two aspirins and a
glass of white
I would
not have
missed this
for the world.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

She's Gone

Dedicated to those who still have the opportunity to reach out and hug your mom. Some of us never can again.

A random sight
a flash of pain
stops me cold
reminds me
she’s gone

A child reaches
grasps its mothers hand
Both laugh, something between them
The sting of loss
Pierces my heart

Breath stolen
for a moment
I fight the tears
always hidden
Why now?

A mask, my brave expression
I have children of my own
never again my mother’s touch
I had it once
some never did

It’s hard to walk
harder to breathe
swallowing hard
smile at them
Don’t cry

Mother died, long ago
decades passed,
longer spaces between random waves
that returns me
to my mothers side

Knees find strength
I carry on
her final words
“You will be fine”

She’s gone