The Twilight Days

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie (A look at Julia Spicher Kasdorf) B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond
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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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5 responses to “The Twilight Days

  1. Very passionate words, resonates and such…. I will read more about this woman/author. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. So much feeling, so well depicted! Beautiful.

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  3. Oh my, this makes my heart weep.

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  4. This reminds me too…of that time I had with my own MIL (may she RIP).

    Though some endings are just beginnings …
    May you still have many more good days… A lovely and loving tribute.

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