Olga S. Hardman

Itís Friday

Time to take stock.

Iím restless, anxious, disquieted.

I want my mother -

Iím 67 years old and I want my mother.

She has been gone for 22 years

But I still long for her comforting,

For her encouragement, for her strength.

The last word heard on the black box

From the pilot was

"Mother, oh mother."

© 1994 Olga S. Hardman