Thinking of my mother this week because of Mother's day, I came across these words I wrote soon after her passing from this life to the next many years ago now.....
Watching her leave so slowly--
what left last
was her smile and her laughter
These persist in my memory
as her "trademarks"
Those things which forever will be
her legacy to me.
here is a link to an earlier poem I posted about my mother http://www.goniagleanings.blogspot.com/2006/05/thoughts-of-my-mother-on-mothers-day.html