How does one say goodbye
Knowing you will never see her again?
You are leaving to go home – 5000 k’s away.
She is leaving too
For a different place.
Tears form streams form rivers
Memories of face make-up and perfume
Laughter (God how she loved to laugh)
Until the pain became unbearable
The shame of loss of independence
Losing vision and mobility.
But not her mind.
No, that she had until the very end.
Her mind and her smile.
You will be sorely missed
Your wish for a peaceful place has been granted to you today
On your 89th birthday