Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In Memory of a Friend




















"He didn't seem like he was depressed and was always smiling. This is shocking"
(Anon).

A bright autumn day
colors
crisp
sunlight flashing on the windows.
A clear day, blue with painted hues of leaf.

I stood strong and tall
in the breezy wind
and felt life once again
like great power
from my head flowing down through me.

With large strides
I passed over the fields
drinking fountains of expansive air.

And with the red sun playing on my head,
I burst through the door
but her face was bloodless white.
I stopped, and suddenly
the October air froze on my skin.

She searched my face
with a gaze of shiny wet cheeks
and spoke your name,
and this single word
had a weight
that said everything.

Fire arose in my bones
and spread all over me
until it found my eyes.

And the sun flickered in the shadows.

              --in memoriam, jp, +october 17, 2005

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

<3 Loss is never easy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Caroline Pollock said...

I'm so sorry.

Julie said...

So sad! I prayed for you and the repose of your friend's soul when I read this the other day.