Sunday, May 5, 2013

Just This . . . (Poem)

Patrick William Doallas
March 25, 1950 - May 5, 2009

Just This . . . 

     for Patrick

The others who attended
you said you'd passed on

but I know death
has nothing to do

with me moving forward
with you slipping by.

© 2013 Maureen E. Doallas


S. Etole said...

A grief acknowledged in such a meaningful way. The moderation word is "accustomed," but this is something to which we do not grow accustomed.

Ann Martin said...

Each spare word is perfect, Maureen. I'm so sorry for your loss.