I’m 36 years older now, Mom…

I was losing you for a lifetime
And I went away for the summer

I was losing you for a lifetime
And I went back to school

I was losing you for a lifetime
And I ran from home when
You had a seizure

I was losing you for a lifetime
And you told me to
Take care of Aunt Bobbie

I was losing you for a lifetime
And while in your coma
I held your hand, telling
You to hang on for Eliza

I was losing you for a lifetime
And neither one of us
Ever acknowledged
That I was losing
The You that was meant for Me…