Mamaw still lives in the hills

Though her body became one with the earth

Years ago

In the way butterflies nestle

Within the sweetness of tiger lily petals

In the way wild blackberries hang from the shade of a leaf

The purple stains dotted against the bush

In the way the sun still glistens above the rooftop

Of her home once shared with papaw

Mamaw is still there

Her spirit dancing amongst the life she planted into the earth

Forever and always