Saying Goodbye to My Sister, My Friend

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My heart like a stone

but your hand is warm
ice is pumping through my veins
but our eyes lock
I try in vain not to feel
but I can see what you cannot say

“I know you
I’m going to miss you
I’m scared”

Trying not to remember
but I said the same the day you left
went off to college
my protector, defender gone

I try to fight for your life
I punch and kick an unseen army
but insidious cells advance undeterred
taking over your brain

As mine freezes in time
slowing down thoughts
that stab like daggers.

2 Comments
  1. Nancy Duci Denofio says

    Thanks for sharing something so near and dear to your hear. Always, Nancy

    1. lgrund says

      Thanks Nancy! I just submitted a new poem called “Sentry”. Miss you.

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