In Those Twelve Years

 

She continued on

Every year

Mothering

Grandmothering 

But how

I thought

The Day Before Yesterday

How did she 

Seemingly

Saunter on

 

There must have been

An ache

She knew—

A Deep Harrowing 

Ache

 

From the loss of love

 

Everyday of every year 

She maybe died a little more

She never told me

Never revealed to us 

Just how much

 

A relevant seemingly everlasting ache

 

She loved him

 

Before her last days

She must have reviewed it all

All her shame

All her loss

All alone

 

I think 

I hope 

I pray

Her God 

Her Priest

Were enough for her

 

She was strong

And ladylike 

Could they carry her 

To that white lighted path

They say, as they say

 

I imagined she walked

 

She had loss so much

The shame of 65 years

She believed in baptism

Did she believe in herself

 

It was late spring

Early summer

Just like know

 

In these 12 Days

 

He was survived by her—

Beautiful,

Strong and Fragile

Ladylike, her

 

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Comments (2)

  1. scarletts_letters

    June 03, 2016
  2. masonleakey

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    July 23, 2016