This collection consists of thirty-five poems expressing the grieving process for the death of the author's mother. It is organized into five chronological sections: "The Days," "The Weeks," "The Months," "The Year," and "Beyond." This organization reflects the effects that time has had upon the author's grieving process. Some of the poems explicitly concern the death of the mother, while others focus upon the emotional effects of her death upon the author. Though the poems contain philosophical and religious/spiritual elements, the poems' contents are a result of whatever seemed relevant to expressing the particular shade of emotion the author felt at that time. The final section, "Beyond," suggests the continuation of the process and the possibility that, in some form, it will never end, though the intensity diminishes as time progresses.