Saturday, June 15, 2013

i miss your hands.



i miss you, mom.

i miss your hands,

the way they held a pen

or brush,

the way they hovered over

a box full of color

and chose, unerringly.

they were large hands,

still strong

when you were drawing.

they were soft,

i remember.

i held them after you left

and i remember.

i miss your hands

and your heart,

today.



7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

This series of posts has been so beautiful, Leslie. My heart aches for your loss.

ain't for city gals said...

oh my...there is nothing to say except I am so sorry. It is so hard to lose someone you loved so much...be gentle with yourself.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

:))
it is all about the unerring, here.
it holds it all, it holds mum.
the earnestness, the heartfulness talking, longing. delicate.
n♥
mockingbird says back hi! x

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Lovely sentiment. I know you miss her terribly and think of her all the time. i love my mom's hands too and miss seeing and touching my dad's hands, especially today.

Loree said...

Dear Leslie, I am at a loss as to what to say. But I can feel your heartache.

S. Etole said...

Hearing your words in my heart.

Emily Sovich said...

This is such a beautiful tribute. My mom's hands have always been a source of peace and calm and wonder for me, too. I'm holding you in my heart as you grieve for your mom.