Mother's Day, 2023

If people ask me if you're still alive, my answer will be no.
You became sick and left this earth over ten years ago.
Since you died, eleven Mother's Days have come around.
You had an abdominal aneurysm and you're buried in the ground.
You lived and died in Sneedville, Tennessee.
You were special and very important to me.
I had to learn how to live without you when you passed away.
If you were still alive, I would wish you a happy Mother's Day.


[Dedicated to Agnes M. Johnson (1948-2013) who passed away on March 6, 2013]


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