From the warmth found once in hands so

tender… now but chilled to touch as brought,

there is nothing more to fear so heavy…

as this burden of the heart then wrought,

for the Lily of one’s life a palladium of

thoughts warmly driven… we will recover,

saddened by a Mother’s loss… heretofore-

she seeks undiscovered country evermore.


This work was written five hours before my Mother was pronounced dead, 1:18 AM, Nov. 7th, 2012.