middle age

Absent Without Leave #NaPoWriMo2017 #GloPoWriMo2017

Absent without leave,
You used to be my mother,
Yet seem not to care;
This illness is so cruel,
Now you’re absent without love.

Na/GloPoWriMo2017 Day 16 and the prompt at NaPoWriMo.net is to write a poem in the form of a letter to a person, place, or thing, or in the form of a back-and-forth correspondence.