Losing a mom

Life Without a Mom

It’s a tough thing, to go on without a mom. I know I’m lucky though, that I had her in my daily life within these past few years. That’s more than what a lot of families have when time and space take the flock and spray them across the world, like balloons catching air. I…

My mom's high school photo and my favorite picture of her

My World is Under Construction

Autumn cold sets in with a sharp-scented dread. The sky is lifeless-black. I hang a sign while I mourn: Excuse this mess. My world is under construction. You were so full of life, it’s hard to believe you’re gone and not coming back. Knife-edged memories are cutting bone-deep. Not sure what I’m supposed to do…