2020-03-24T22:25:43-07:00February 2nd, 2020|Musings on life|

The wrong ending

A writer I knew
fell and died
just like that

he would have hated this ending
all of its tragic shock
not at all in keeping
with the rest

even cancer
would have been better
he would have made us laugh
as he said goodbye

I would have liked to show him this poem
he would have been touched, I think
that I wrote about him
and then he would have asked me
in his crinkly voice
what does it all mean for you

which I try to answer
but the silence
on the other side
is too much to bear.

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