Mom's Story

PERFECT SHADE OF MOM
(8/6/15)


a canna
in the backyard
bloomed
for the first time
yesterday

just
a few feet
from where
my mother's
ashes
are buried

wherever
I live

wherever
I go

I see
them

yellow buds

yellow petals

yellow flowers

in places
where they never
existed before

wherever
I frequent

they will
eventually
emerge

I don't remember
them
so prevalent
until after
her death

I feel
as if
this is her way
of showing me
that she is
still
with me

watching me

waiting
for me

yellow blossoms

my mother
is
yellow blossoms

everywhere