Thursday, May 13, 2010

Coup de Gras
for Lady Edith Turnquest [R.I.P.]

he's lost his wife
he's lost his life
half of it or more or less

loss I feel too
I too feel less

connected to her
to him, to them

connected to nation
G.G.'s wife,
an MP's mother

they've lost her
we've lost her

81, visiting England
where she expired

was she there for medical reasons
or caught unawares

death
with her where he wanted her
snatched at her

first his fist full of all her petals
little left to do to finish her off

to finish us off
blowing in the breeze in the garden


© Obediah Michael Smith, 2010
6:59 p.m. 12.05.10

1 Comments:

Anonymous D.A. said...

Psalms 90:10

The days of our years are threescore years and ten;
and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years,
yet is their strength labor and sorrow;
for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:15:00 AM  

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