13 September

this was the summer that ma died
after a lengthy illness

so old friends gathered together today

but emptiness hovered in that small church
touching them with ghostly fingers
standing next to them on the sidewalk
because childhood died suddenly
in the closet that summer

and that was the loss they were not prepared for

I just want to add that this was not written about my own mother who is alive and well.

friday 55


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Even after many years the pain of loss remains the same...

  2. Whew...
    I'm glad you added the clarification...:-)
    Very morose offering this week.
    But that's just fine with me
    Fantastic 55 My Friend
    Thanks for playing, thanks for your support, and please have a Kick Ass Week-End

  3. ugh. i could read this a few ways....the death of a parent will def cause childhood to end...touches from old friends will end it too...

  4. Thank goodness that post wasn't from a personal experience.
    With that said.....as sad as it is....it is quite beautiful and honest. Did you write it?


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