May. 8, 2021

If She Were Here

If Mom were here,
I'd give her flowers
For Mother's Day:
Calla lilies. Or roses.
Irises. Or carnations.
Or, perhaps, sunflowers.
Because flowers
Are so beautiful that,
In their own language,
They say more than
Words can say.

She withstood
Many a storm,
And many tests.
Her memories
Deserve the best.
© 2021 Walterrean Salley
"Love you Mom." Louise Salley (1932 - 1975).