Saturday, April 21, 2018

A Suicide Footnote

A Suicide Footnote

He was never meant
to weather summer’s fire
her own heart’s desire,
the perfect child, who
upon his inadvertent passing
left her feeling
only wholly alone

And she wouldn’t,
couldn’t endure that pain,
so devised an anguished plan
guaranteed to succeed

But, before she departed
she gave me a gift
(a bittersweet knelling):
you and I, laughing –
an old memory of hers,
made mine
with the telling

PSC / 2018

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