Mama and the goodbye man

Written by: janetta harrington

KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK
THE DOOR ALMOST FELL DOWN

MY mama went with the
goodbye man ALL HER CHILDREN
slumbered 
close a hand

he wouldn't 
think of
leaving
her
behind

we awakened 
and found 
that mama 
had gone

a smile was 
all she 
left behind

she had gone ...
she went with
the goodbye 
man

by janetta