Reflection

A smile that lights the room

A wink

Thumbs up

Deep throated laugh

A heart as big as all outdoors

 

Despair, in anger and in fear

The anxious sweats

And trembling

Locked isolation

And pain, beyond imagining

 

Irreconcilable for

Eight

Long

Years

 

All tucked in nice and safe

The perfect sleep,

So longed for, but eluded

Deep sigh, resigned, she slips away

And peace at last

 

Kathy Briant, Jan 22/09