I remember her always. She was the cornerstone of my life. In my eyes always so beautiful. She lay in the bed upstairs Old, Weak and frail. Almost without breath. A quiet whisper for water Or tea in her old china cup. Lay like a bird with a broken wing. Helpless without her family. Remember so long ago. You taught me how to ride a bike. You let go of the saddle and I rode away to independence. I whisper now let go mom Let go the rivers of death will keep you afloat let go. The seasons pass on without us. Summer turns to fall. And the trees let go Of their tired leaves So quietly.