She Left So Early

She left so early, earlier than
anyone could possibly imagine,
but images and imagining were
all about her life, her short life,
dead at forty-nine, just as she
was about to hit her stride, her
art about to take off and soar as
a left-brained social psychologist
bluntly stated as he and her
widowed husband passed in the
hallway of the college ath-
letic facility within a week
of her death. And then one day,
years and years later in a dream,
she said to him, “I’m good and
it’s nice here and my art is
appreciated ever so much more
than it ever was before.” After
all those years, in the great
scheme of things, he could accept
that, affirm that and celebrate
that…for her.

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One thought on “She Left So Early

  1. I am catching up on all your recent poems…what a gem collection…from the satirical Trump family to the powerful one about Doris! Thank you for sharing your art, Bob. I could not get into WORD for awhile but I made it back and am keeping up. Poetry is a great antidote for recent disasters.

    CHAPLAIN [LTC] JAMES C. BERBIGLIA,USA,Ret. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH USA 16406 ANCHORS EDGE HELOTES, TEXAS 78023-3439 210-643-8369 BERBIGLIAJ@AOL.COM

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