A Love Poem For My Mom

It is in the open spaces, the order finally created last night
since her passing, that I ache,
outside in the path of a cool summer breeze after night rain,
and endless days of sun-baked heat behind us on the trail of time.

In the distance, recorded and given, for a moment just as this,
a man sang with his flute, a haunting melody for the earth,
for the spirit, for an unnamable knowledge.

His song is my solace, the shape of the wind,
a memory and the lightness of hope, of knowing
a way beyond words,
the substance of love that death can only magnify.

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