Sue

There is Silence Here
After Jamaal May
For Sue

There is Silence Here
Is what I was trying to say when they asked How we were doing
but replied with only a, Fine.
There is Silence Here
And no, not the silence of peace and quiet
How can one really think that within a house of 8?
Now silently 7.
There is Silence Here
And no, not the silence of pain and suffering It’s more like the silence of stillness
Especially late at night when you wake up at your normal time to take you outside
But you don’t need to go
Because you’re not there
Or here
Anymore.
There is Silence Here
And no it’s not the silence of peace and harmony
It’s the silence of sitting downstairs and for just one still moment
Hearing your cautious steps down the stairwell to join us
Each paw clack clacking, twice, at every step. There is Silence Here
And no it’s not comforting
And no time will not heal.
There is a Silence Here
Without you.

  • November 26, 2018
    So very sorry for your loss. I hope that you will hear the sound of Sue's footsteps soon...in your dreams or in the house at a moment's notice. Your tribute poem brought tears to my eyes. God bless you and Sue!

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