Your flaws run deep,
Like the valleys through your face.
But do not look at that with your
For all you will see is your
Slowly creeping demise.
Look with me,
At your wondrous face,
Can’t you see?
There’s not a thing out of place.
Your emerald green orbs light up with a spark
Your greying hair, is luxurious and still maintains the dark
That you wore as an oh so youthful teen
Before you married, when you were living the dream.
Though losing its marbles, your mind remains sharp,
You sit here with me, creating art
And everyone else, you seem to have lost,
Their cheerful interactions now met with frost.
You tell me you’re worried, that I’m to be next
That you won’t remember me after the fix
Your shaky hands move towards mine
In an attempt for comfort in desperate times
Because time is now slowly running out
And I believe in you, but I have my doubts
So we knit and we knit and then we crotchet
And when day time tv is on we pretend we’re okay
And then the one day I made plans to hang out with my friends instead of visiting you,
It was the very day I lost you.
September 18 2015 5:47 pm
The time I got the call.
I wasn’t there for you at all.
I knew you weren’t well that day.
And I still decided to stay away.
The last day of the school term, I thought you were fine
I truly believed we had more time.
Turns out even if I wished, I still was wrong.
I should’ve stuck with you all the way along.
I never got to tell you, that very day,
That despite the disease, you were beautiful in every way.
Though your flaws run deep, just like a valley,
To me, in my formative years, you were my greatest ally.