National Poetry Month – Ruminations

Poem? Not sure. Ruminations. Sure.


Gone Four Years

gone four years

still stings

– I miss the phone calls

– the random adventures

– the trips to visit her friends

– the days spent shopping

– the running around together

I smile at thoughts of

taco Tuesday

frozen custard runs

talking about nothing forever

– I’ve forgotten things that were once important

– her passwords, her medications

– and their contraindications

– appointment schedules

– events and people

some days the soup aisle is still hard

no need to buy that bread

cook fish anytime

serve black beans as a side dish

freedom to get up and go

an untethered life

– gone four years

– still stings

– not as bad most days

– but on some 

– it feels like a moment ago

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