I'm An Orphan Of Ashes.

 

Orphan of Ashes

 

Her Mu-Mu

hangs in the closet
like a really loud

shower curtain
and sometimes it

calls me to sniff it,
recapturing the

scent of her.

It carries a faint

trace of her perfume,
in the huge flowered

prints it bears.


A pair of white canvas

loafers sits below it,
right where she

stepped out of them
and into enternity.

A couple of paperbacks

with weak spines,
lie open on the page

she paused at.

One might almost

expect her to waltz in
and shimmy into

this garish garment,
slip on her loafers
and just pick up

on chapter four.

But she's tucked

neatly in an urn,
on a coffee table

 at my sisters,

Now she's surrounded

by silk flowers
much like the ones

on this Mu-Mu.

I can't bring myself to
throw this stuff away,
it's all that I have

left of Mom.

A couple of

K-mart leftovers,
some gothic

horror novels,
and  the ashes

of a love that was
beyond all expectations.

So I close the door

on this moment in time,
framed like a still life painting
minus the centerpiece,
in the back hall of

my humbled abode.

 

 

 

 

 

©-MFB III

 

More by this Author

  • Me As Leonardo Da Vinci !!
    4

    A script of shows I did at local schools. I managed to secure a mechanical bird that you wind up and it flies around the room. the Kids loved it

  • I Love You To The Moon And Back.
    2

    I'll Love You to The Moon And Back. ©-MFB III   The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to it moves the tides of passion and of tears, as well as the oceans. While all around lover's woo under...

  • Darkness Calls Me Out And Bids Me Go.
    4

      Darkness Calls Me Out.   Darkness calls me out, and bids me go into the humid, star-filled ink of night my slippers scritch- scraping cross the deck slapping time to the song of the crickets as moths...


Comments

No comments yet.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    MFB III profile image

    MFB III229 Followers
    1,582 Articles


    Click to Rate This Article
    working