Pictures of Mum – Monday 24th June 2019

Pictures of Mum

that was hard…
pictures of mum
i am, as ever –
even after all these years
i wonder –
if one more time
i could hear her voice
loud and clear
that was my wish
over this weekend
when i slid down the slide
of absent friends
what a lot,
of contained emotion

pictures of mum
and her awkward commotion
just one more time
let’s have one more phone call
one more trip,
to a cafe or the supermarket
but years move on
they gather you up
and when loved ones are gone
they bluntly remind you
that life does go on
pictures of mum

James Garratt – Monday 24th June 2019

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