who is to say
a better place, but
thoughts of reuniting
bring solace
it was time

hand grasped
final sigh

Being seen as the one with strength doesn’t always give us the strength we need. Moments and timing. I wasn’t there, and someone had to tell her it was okay to leave. I still don’t know if I could have done it.

This is my response to Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats: Day Thirteen (each day a new Yeats quote).

“Away, come away:
Empty your heart of its mortal dream”
W.B. Yeats

16 thoughts on “farewell

  1. Poignant and thoughtful, Ken.
    I heard a story on NPR this morning about a couple who met during WWII and married right after. They were both in hospice, and died within a day of one another, after the husband asked if he could calm his wife down by sleeping by her side for a few hours.

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