The Twilight Days

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie (A look at Julia Spicher Kasdorf) B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond
Now it’s your turn.
After you’ve written your Shadorma (or other poem) post it on your own blog, tag it B&Ps Shadorma and Beyond and MindLoveMisery’sMenagerie

 

I’ve long admired you
strong woman, gentle,
we became friends
in our roles as wife of-
mother of- the son
that we both loved
and both hurt by.
I sat beside your bed
last evening as you slept
contours of bone showing
through sheer skin.
One small, lone body
with ninety-two years
of wear and experience
much you’ve shared
and yet so much unsaid
of the inner life.
Endings are like a thought
half spoken, a mystery
never solved, a breath indrawn
and never expelled…
I grieve for you while you live
and grieve for me at what will be.

 

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