I Miss You
Even though you’ve been gone for over 2 years now
you are still missed.
The pangs of loss have lessened with
the passing of time
but you were gone a long time before
you physically left this world.
It stole you from us; that insidious monster
Bit by bit by bit it took you.
Sadly, I cannot recall your voice
but I can still remember the softness of your skin
your beautiful white hair
and your smile when you ate chocolate.
I was going through some of your things the other day
because it is time to let them go.
Old bank slips, old medical bills, old pictures
and old memories.
Not all of them will be thrown away because
some remain very precious.
Like your old wallet that you
refused to replace; held together
with rubber bands.
Pictures from when you were happy and healthy
and knew everyone will be kept safe.
But I will also keep the ones where you no
Those will just be stored at the bottom of the box
because they still hurt.
Flowers will be placed where your body rests
but your spirit will be celebrating up above.
Happy Birthday, Momma.