Happy Birthday, Mom

Today is mom’s birthday.

She would have been 83.

It has been almost 3 years,



passed away.

I miss her.


is around,

in my apartment,

her photo,

her things,

her influence on my library,

on my life.


I had a print framed.

I found it,

in a cardboard tube,

at the back of the closet.

It depicts,

the porch,

of an old rural house,

it seems to be autumn.

I don’t know where and when,

she bought it.

Was she with my aunt,

or with this friend of hers,

who hurt her deeply.

I don’t know,

I could ask my aunt,

I suppose but,

it doesn’t really matter.


obviously liked it enough,

to buy it.

It hangs in my hallway,

and I can see it when,

I sit in my chair,

reading or watching tv.

The print looks great.

I am happy, I am healthy.

My home is warm and calm,

Catherine is a treasure,

all is well with me.

As long as,

I breathe,

you will not be forgotten.

I love mom.

Je t’aime maman.

Ta Caroline

Later girls,


Author: Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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