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Mourning my Mom (September 2016)

[I wrote this poem a few weeks before my mother passed away.]

You read to me incessantly
Always held me close to you
So close I suffocated
Until I got away
 
Until I got away
You defined my world
Always held me close to you
Giving me superpowers
 
Giving me superpowers
Expression energy empathy love
You defined my world
Charting a course I still travel
 
Charting a course I still travel
Every moment of my waking life
Expression energy empathy love
Your needs grew to eclipse my own
 
Your needs grew to eclipse my own
Time tugging from the fringes of vision
Every moment of my waking life
Watching all the temples crumbling
 
Watching all the temples crumbling
Façades of great beauty falling to ruin
Time tugging from the fringes of vision
To pull itself front and center
 
To pull itself front and center
The Universe drags us all back to Our Self
Facades of great beauty falling to ruin
Making way for new spires to rise
 
Making way for new spires to rise
Ashes to ashes dust to dust, always
The Universe drags us all back to Our Self
Recalling a future of which we're a part

Recalling a future of which we're a part
Forced to release our feeble constructions
Ashes to ashes dust to dust, always
Never prepared for a path we all tread
 
Never prepared for a path we all tread
Your present brings my past and future into focus
Forced to release our feeble constructions
Reality rears its head ruthlessly
 
Reality rears its head ruthlessly
So close I suffocated
Your present brings my past and future into focus
You read to me incessantly
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