leaning in closer

It was almost exactly five years ago that I received the devastating news that my mother was approaching the end of her time. Those last few weeks were very intense, but were also full of love and laughter, right up until the very end. I just learned that the following haiku of mine received an Honorable Mention in the 16th Mainichi Haiku Contest:

leaning in closer
to catch her words
wind in the reeds