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The Stranger

She has always been past tense for me.

I think that’s the hardest part.

Unlike those,

whose lost loved ones live on

in shared experience,

memories,

and stories;

I do not have this.

No experiences to relive in my memories,

so I can be close to her again.

All I have is this undeniable connection to the woman who gave me life.

whose features become more noticeable,

the older I get.

And the pain that comes with,

never knowing my mother.

She feels so closely a part of me,

yet she is a complete stranger.

Because she have always been past tense for me.


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