To be a Mother

to have children
means to be a mother

live in her heart and behind her eyes
long after they have left home

when the last one leaves
her heart splits open and spills out memories
and tears

the first time she saw her last baby
she knew this day would come

it is here
and she is left with an empty home

 © August 11, 2015 Karen Farrell, all rights reserved


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