Farewell Gift

Heart shape in rock, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Farewell Gift

She leaned ever so gently 
toward me,
tenderly touching 
her lips to mine.
Like the first time 
her son’s arm brushed my skin, 
I felt the energy of love 
move through me. 
In my 30 years 
as her daughter-in-law,
this was the first such kiss 
she had given me. 
Every moment 
I ever doubted 
how much she cared for me 
in this her final declaration of love. 
A feathery kiss, 
my final farewell gift. 

I miss you Kitty. May you rest in peace, my 2nd mother.

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