Virginia Jenkins 1/12/1929- 8/11/2017
by Katrina Jenkins-Baker
(Adelaide, South Australia)
My mother died today
She breathed out the life that she had lived
and rested in the stillness
The heartbeat that had laid alongside mine
since my conception....stopped.
The spark in blue grey eyes went out.
Cold and still.
No warmth of mine could warm her
I held her close...and told her things she already knew.
There is a flame in my chest
un-noticed until now
the spark of her, the still intensity of her
burns in me.
Some unions are forever.