Mum

Mum

Mum.

(26.07.14 at 16:40hrs)

 

A final surge

The last effort of will

Lifts the head, rolls the eyes

Expels the breath

And life has gone

Then all that is left

Is left to settle

And gently lose the heat

That was your signature in life

We are left to grieve

With memories that are stained

By tears that flow at unexpected times

Our emotions,

those selfish survivors,

must be allowed time and space

to grieve in an honest place.

Where our blood still beats

And love carries the thread

We have always known

The umbilical cord

Of self and selflessness

May I salute you

From my timid place

And be worthy of you

Of all that we have.