74 days


74 days
august 11
october 24
just 74 days
number of days
in assisted living
mom spent
hoped for a
longer outcome
six months
one year maybe
but it was not to be
in memory care
she now resides
a better place
i tell myself
i tell my heart
praying this stop over
in her life's journey
is long and stable
having been uprooted
so much this past year
she needs a rest
hours after migration
strong rains came
a symbolic washing away
these last 74 days
all is fresh
all is a new day


doug thornhill (dct)