Dear mother, I still remember the days you would wake up and Make us pancakes Dance in daddy's shorts You were full of life.
I catch scents that remind me of your sweet perfume (Elizabeth Taylor) And everytime I see a butterfly I feel your breath The fragrance of sweet pink roses you left behind, The curls I have left of you.
I still remember your unchanging love for us That is now buried 6 feet under my ***** converse Your relentless worry Your cell phone number at the top of my head (I dial it from time to time).
I still feel the void that remained And how we tried to stay together After you looked away from the world Who would've thought that daddy would Bruise me Beat me Touch me (I'm so sorry you saw that). Who would've thought brother would muffle my screams Eat my soul Lick my tears (I'm sorry you didn't know).
And there's no real way to end this but To know I will always miss The way your lip rolled back when you laughed Don't worry momma We are okay Sometimes We'll be okay And we'll meet again But until then