A surprise present

she has gone so soon
like yesterday’s post delivery
wasn’t open in time

the tea pot is still lukewarm
looks down into the cup half filled

the scent of dry roses from her room
gives away the truth of her absence

grey hair mourners gather pebbles from
the garden she so lovingly tended

the rabbi sings El Maleh Rachamim
all the way to the interment
it gives us immense sense of peace

we place stones around her resting place
so her memory continues to live on
and through us

she has gone so soon from us
like a pleasant surprise
when heaven opens the door

-dedicated to an angel who lost her fight to Bipolar in 2004

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Cassa Bassa

🇦🇺🇨🇳 inquisitive, observant, witty, a thinker, was a misfit child 😊

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