On January 16, 2016, my mom passed away after a two-year fight against lung cancer (she was not a smoker, so this diagnosis was not only confusing but made even more devastating by the "Why???" factor).
It took a while to get my head in the right place to make up people and words and things that happened to those people to make those words.
For anyone who is a writer or wants to write and has experienced a loss, do know the words come again. Concentrate on taking care of yourself, and that part of you will come again.