"We both know what the black stars hide".
It could be two people sharing a special bond and their darkest secrets. The raw wounds on the knees indicates that a lot of praying has taken place. Time and humankind can be deceitful. Some cherish the memories others move on like nothing ever happened.
Being open and honest is very important and often connected with tears. You ended perfectly. Add to my favorite.
If i could for one single moment,
stop the process of being swallowed
i would be a baby in her ever open arms again:
she made me think i was a butterfly.
she made me think i could be
whoever i wanted to be as long as
^^This part here just sucked the breath out of me. Its like I'm re-living the episode with my mother..
Its heart breaking to see our mother in this condition. From start to end the stanzas are so vivid and so pulling it just takes the reader into your world.
There is so much more in this poem and I can feel the sadness penned within it...take care.