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Death of a Mother on a Winter's Night
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Spirit rising,
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snow swirling suddenly
 2
as light falls on darkened figures
 3
in the yard.
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Children sleeping,
 5
daughter weeping,
 6
remembering the grip
 7
of mittenned hand
 8
holding hers
 9
as they laughed,
 10
arms flailing,
 11
making show angels
 12
yesterday at 3pm.
 13
 
 
A day ago is now a life ago.
 14
 
 
No siren this time,
 15
sheet-shrouded figure
 16
loaded gently like a precious antique -
 17
"Wait, she needs her blanket!"
 18
 
 
Watching silently as
 19
red lights glow,
 20
as red tears flow,
 21
cheeks beautiful
 22
and cold as a corpse.
 23

13 Feb 17


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