"Mom"

The snow fell relentlessly against the house
For cancer ate Christmas right along with mom
Gray skies covered Buffalo all that winter
I slept wrapped in blankets floating on the sea

For cancer ate Christmas right along with mom
And never once did my mother shed tears
I slept wrapped in blankets floating on the sea
Mom slept wrapped in cancer floating on air

And never once did my mother shed tears
Mom’s flesh withered and veins drooped
Remember this body returns to the earth
Winter crept closer in cracks of the house

Mom’s flesh withered and veins drooped
Remember this body returns to the earth
Winter crept closer in cracks of the house
New spring was coming bringing with it fear

Remember this body returns to the earth
Mom will return to her open prairie
New spring was coming bringing with it fear
The weeping prairie grass grows over us all