A Mountain Of Sugah


Now that my mother has passed, I find myself not eating sugar
(Perhaps this not eating sugar is her doing)
They say that all addiction is ego
( that lovely part of ourselves that says
It will deliver our happiness but never does)
So here I am, without my mother and without sugar,
Two forms of sweetness-gone
But both needed to go and both were ready.

I find myself without context, without habit
No shoring up, no boost of sudden energy
I’m boring and more tired
But more reliably true, becoming daily
A big barefooted Grandmother.

3 thoughts on “A Mountain Of Sugah

  1. Oh Sal. This is such a chapter. Remember my story of you discovering the chocolate in your high chair at Rye Beach. Your Mom is smiling. I love you. I am at Victoria Secret with Kyla Rose shopping for her 16th birthday. Passages. I love you fellow Grandmother

    Sent from the iPhone of Lynne Armstrong



  2. Sometimes our bodies tell us more than our brain. Interesting, no more desire for sugar. You are moving on and your body is too. Onto your new stage in life!


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