Do You See Me?

This was the first poem that I wrote after my 27 year old son Douglas died suddenly on 5/12/12. He had a heart defect that we were not aware of. Many days I still feel like people don't see me.

Artwork by Mardi Slagle Peaster
About the Artist
I am happily married to my high school sweetheart. I am the mother to Kate and to Douglas who died in May 2012 at age 27. I am the nana to Kate's daughter Abby. Kate had a baby boy this May and he is named after her brother, my son, Douglas. This path of grief is difficult. But I will find my way.