Somewhere in another time and place

They hold hands and walk with grace

I’m sitting in the shallows

Kicking at the waves

No idea nor knowledge of whats to come

Innocents all

Later, much later and all is changed

I see the blade working furiously

A Queen of sandwich makers

Feeding us all with food and love

Like only A Mother could

The beach sand is so very hot

Burns the soles of my feet

Yet in the heat

There is family

Growing, changing, evolving

College beckons some

Pipes and wires others

We disperse

Yet home is where the heart is

And she is heart and home

Even late in life sitting all alone

Motherhood suited her

Fit her like a glove

Tough and tender

Brave and yet fearful

She did the best she could