Mom came to me in a dream last night.
Just as I remember her.
Then suddenly it struck me: Mom is here!
(But couldn’t be!)
And I knew time was short.
I told her she looked really good
and gave her a big hug.
Then my sister was there,
excitedly calling for my father and brother
Urging us all to come hug mom
while she was still there.
But I woke up.
I felt sad, yet I was warm inside.
And I dread the cold of the coming winter.