Mom’s journey from life to death,
From ‘is’ to ‘was’,
Spanned six decades and just a few seconds,
Six decades to lead up to the few seconds of intense transition,
When the soul flew from her body,
Flinging her into the realm of everything and nothing.
As her soul ascended upwards,
Her well-worn body, bearing the scars of decades of living,
Disappeared down a chute and turned into nothingness,
And the person who breathed and lived a few moments before,
joined the legions of the ‘no more’.
She left behind her art, her stories, her laughter, her unique ways, a household that she built from scratch, chisel in hand, and a gaping wound in the hearts of the people who loved her in their own way, and knew it not.