of my mother’s
last illness

she worked hard
to stay with us
for as long as she could

she had no fear

only faith

this was a time
of hard work
and unconditional love

I thought if I could
try harder, love more
things could heal

and they did

in many ways

Ellen Grace Olinger
June 17, 2015

Also with gratitude to the many health professionals who made this time possible, a long time ago now.