Today , by pd lyons


perhaps I should sense it, the exact time
they cut into my mother
another piece
a search again for the elusive.

what can I offer?
writer of last letters to her husband and her children.
vigil candles before the Madonna and infant.
believer of saint Jude?
hold her in all knowing embrace?
tell her everything will be all right


in 1983 my mother lost her seven year long battle with cancer. this would have been written sometime before that.

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