My Last Lullaby

And where have you gone, and what can I say
After all, your last words were a prayer
A sacred last whisper, offered that day
As you left all your bones by the door

And where have you gone, elsewhere to wander
Left a hollow where once I loved most
And where have you gone, beauty and wonder
your masquerade left me only a ghost

Shall I ask for you in the quiet gloam
Shall I look for you in-between dreams
Shall I wait for you where the small gods roam
Shall I listen for you in woodland streams

For what remains this day, on earth, in sky
My Mother. Her prayer. My last lullaby.