2017-06-27 – Don’s passing

The soft comings and goings
   the sounds of bodies falling
      the urge to cry.

But who are we to resist
   and who would listen?

We hold each other
   against the pain
knowing someone else now
   has no one to hold.

Colette said that when someone dies
   you think that if you go out
everything will have stopped
   the stores, the cars, everything....

But they all go on
   and then in your grief
you know
   just how small any of us are.


— Copyright 1965-2017 by Dennis Gallagher —

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