When they first met
She had tears in her eyes
With time
Their union was sealed with a baby’s cry
When he left
He had tears in his eyes

The ride home
The angel of death sat in the passenger seat
And he did not leave empty handed
Taking her happy ending

Now she daydreams of his presence
Overnight, she screams over his absence
Like autumn leaves, she withers
Like un-watered flowers, she wilts
Mama’s cry