MOURNING in the MORNING

Mourning in the morning 
is more difficult than at night
since
your ghost is visible in the daylight,

said the woman, hands folded, as if reciting a prayer,
to the aide
sliding a comb
through her once shiny,
thick hair.

You know you can’t hide inside that disguise!

She tugs his white coat, ’til he’s level with her eyes.

I watch how you nibble at the corners of your lips.
And that arch of one brow?
Makes my heart do back flips.
Even though
on your headstone
it reads
– 1945 –
I marvel
at how you’ve grown 
so tall
and can still be so alive.

Accustomed to her state of mind, the aide exhales a sigh.
He places his tool
on the bedside stool
prepared for her usual reply:

Listen to your mother, you impudent knave!
Return to me now and I’ll tend to your grave…

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Mourning in the morning
is more difficult than at night
since
your ghost is visible in the daylight,

said the woman, hands folded, as if reciting a prayer,
to the aide
sliding a comb
through her once shiny,
thick hair.

About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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6 Responses to MOURNING in the MORNING

    • Yearning for a lost child that never had the chance to grow up and seeing hints of him in her caretaker’s face at the end of her life when her mind is all discombobulated at times 😦 The unattended graves in on part of a cemetery in France was the inspiration. It was all so sad looking.

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  1. Debbie says:

    Wow!
    so ghosts are visible in the daylight? Is that when you see your ghosts?
    loved this one….. 🙂

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  2. Don Royster says:

    I’ll have to think about this one. Interesting thought.

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