Friday, May 6, 2022

Mother’s Moon

You are always near 
Appearing and disappearing 
At a moment’s notice 
Glorious as our moon 
Undulating in the darkness 
Erasing the day’s woes 

I see you everywhere 
And nowhere 
Slipping in and out 
Of day dreams
Pretending to be memories 
Your reflection is my reflection 
My eyes and heart my own 

And I miss you mightily 
Every day — 
And as I navigate a world 
Traveling backwards 
Sometimes I wonder 
What you would say 
And if we will ever be ok 

For my mother