Forgive me Mother

I could hear the whispers and the words, that he(the priest) mumbled; and how he got the bows and solemn reply of the scanty gathering of friends and families. She was gone, finally gone; I should be at least relieved, it’s what I had always wanted, that she disappears from existence and quit pestering me.

She was my step mother(Joanne), one that one would easily denote(she is evil).