Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Death Of Her Family's Patriarch

and so it was that as
another season passed into the earth,
so should her grandfather.

receiving the news,
she looked out onto the somber landscape,
brittle leaves strewn about the ground
and weathered into ash.

it reminded her of the fragility of life

so she clung more fiercely to the living
and her salty tears
sought to preserve the memories
of what was

and
of the man
she had known her whole life.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hi Kelly,
I'm sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family are doing ok.
Hugs Jen

Aly said...

I'm sorry, Kel. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kelly McGannon said...

dear jen and aly...warmest thanks for your thoughts. it's a sad time, but i appreciate everything and i know my family does, too.

with love and hugs, kel