She received the Christmas card.
With shaky hands, she so happily opened
with gleamy, affection-filled eyes.
It was filled with season's greetings
and a family photo of her only child
with her husband and her grand-child.
Adjusting her glasses, she focused on their smile.
She put the picture-perfect in a frame and stared lovingly at it for a while.
Never will she know, it was a forced one for they have parted ways and clicked this only to make the failing, old mother smile.