Never good enough

You always pounced on me

Ever the preacher


You became so ill

I don't know who you are

Ever attending


Daily concerned

Please know who I am Mama

Sometimes you know me


The struggle is long

The battle it is ever

Daily facing death


Mother daughter talks

Process … being orphaned

A daughter survives


Today I cry tears

I want us to go shopping

Hospice care prevails


Words so few we share

I close the door and venture

Cycle continues