aunt collyn

Thursday, October 13, 2016

She’s ninety-two
and feeling blue—
not quite as “all this
and Heaven, too?”

as one might feel
gazing at fields
in harvest time
or sitting down to a meal

in the Hearth Room,
but in a sterile room,
her body now
a waking tomb

of aches and pains
as its strength wanes,
family and friends,
beeping machines

and medicine
and evening hymns;
the focus now
is Heaven.

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One Response to “aunt collyn”

  1. James Ward Says:

    Very moving, Aaron, thanks.


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