Mother's Candy

As I taste this Christmas Candy
I can feel
my Mother's embrace
The years she has sustained me
In her genial existence

I shudder
dreading the day
The darkest piece of time takes her …
From me

-- But for the present--

I will focus
on the sweetness of her candy
And the scent
of her Love

Kaz Maslanka
December 26, 2000