Sunday, March 22, 2015

Living, Breathing, Twenty-Nine Years On

Living, Breathing
Twenty-Nine Years On

I stand here, looking at the dates.
March 22, 1979 — November 2, 1986
I am quiet.
I am alone.
I never dreamed I’d be standing here twenty-nine years on.

In the beginning, I didn’t believe I would live and breathe
   this many days.
Those early efforts took so much strength.
A laugh, a smile, a moment of comfort
   seemed far beyond anything I would ever reach.
Moment by moment, hour by hour, day by day, and year by year,
 I live and breathe.

I still return to stand at the foot of my child’s grave.

Over these many years, I have laughed, I have smiled, I have found
   moments of comfort too many to count and even profound joy.

But, oh, I miss my darling child,
Whom I continue to love.

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