Nothing Stay Forever”
“Nature’s first green is gold,
“Her hardest hue to hold.
“Her early leaf’s a flower;
“But only so an hour.
“Then leaf subsides to leaf.
“So Eden sank to grief,
“So dawn goes down today.
“Nothing gold can stay.”
– Robert Frost

I don’t know the dreams you held as a child or the prayers you said for us at night.
I don’t know the details of your youth or of the crossroads where you had to chose

All these things I never took the time to learn
All the memories I failed to share

As a mother
I feverishly miss you
I so understand better now

For my selfishness, I apologize
I wish I had the time to make it right

I am forever grateful for your love
Rest well dear mom