She’s lived it all
depression, multiple wars, men on the moon
atomic bombs, assassinations, priestly pedophilia
digital revolution, woman’s rights, political anarchy
Sibling and spousal deaths
And still she stands defiantly
98 years of sunrises
angry and justifiably judgmental?
adamant in her unrelenting mantra
“I row my own boat!”
Her children, standing on a shifting shoreline
Watch her slowly float toward sunset
Candace and her husband moved to Bainbridge in 2018 after 30+ years living the San Francisco Bay Area. We are graced each day with the beauty of the area.
About My mother’s recent move from our family home and the ensuing trauma for her and her children was the inspiration for this poem. We had to move my mom for her own safety. She was angry and felt betrayed. This poem was an outlet for the guilt and sadness I felt during the process. It helped me understand her resistance and honor her resilience.