To A Mother


Know, I am never far from you, I bear you

inwardly as you bore me – as intimately too

and as my flesh is of your own

and our early mesh, woven one

so you are still my own

and everything about you, home,

the features, eyes, the hands, your entire form

are the past, present and to come,

the familiarity, the ease

of my living, and my peace.


Sister Mary Agnes