Such peculiar things –
life and time.
Both moving forward
never looking over their shoulders.
Yet, as I sit here
I can’t help but think of past times,
moments that feel like lifetime’s ago
and at the same time
feel like only yesterday.
I woke up early today
hoping to witness a spectacular sunrise,
but the sky only offered gray clouds.
Even mother nature feels your loss –
both of our tears carressing my cheeks,
falling into my coffee.
I’m glad it’s not bright and sunny today,
the world is a little bit duller without your light.
I always noticed how the sun couldn’t help
but illuminate your smile.
It seems fitting that the sun wouldn’t shine today.
I can feel your energy with me, on this special day,
bringing a smile to my face.
I am going to commemorate you
the best way I know how.
In the kitchen –
dancing, and laughing, and baking.
Letting your light shine through me.
Who needs the sun?
My smile has always been illuminated by you.
Happy Birthday, mom!
“I’ll like you forever, I’ll love you for always, as long as I’m living, your baby I’ll be.”