For My Mother
On Her 1st Heavenly Birthday
This is our first birthday without you. It’s been just a few months since we last spoke in person.
I try to not think about our last few days together — how I held it together so I could make decisions to prolong your comfort and our selfish need to keep you close for just one more day, one more hour, one more minute. As the time ticked away, I tried not to note every detail; how you…