finally I tell her
what she wanted to hear
It is amazing how we come to the right place with our parents, but in the last days or at our memorial speech.
Both my mothers died within four days of each other. I managed to see my birth mother just a short time before she passed. My adoptive mother, in her last days, began to realise how much I had done, and that I would make sure she would be okay to her last days.
Each last meeting I learned a little more about the parts I did not know.
from my birth mother…
how do I say hello to me
The Heron’s Nest (Vol XIV, No. 2: June, 2012)
The Haiku Foundation's Per Diem: Daily Haiku December 2012 (31 poems): Children