~ This poem needs no footnote; the words describe it all.
But through release of words, release of feelings happen also.
This is the first Mother's Day without my mother. Like so many
'firsts' that follow the passing of someone so extremely dear,
they are difficult to cope with. But I am doing my best, and it
is through expressing myself in this manner, that I can continue
to cope. For all mothers out there, I hope you enjoy your special day. ~