He sits at the bedside of the dying.
The room fills with quiet.
It is as if everyone is meditating —
personal yet communal not private.
The peace that passes understanding
emanates through the room.
She waits patiently for the moment of handing
herself to that which is coming soon.
He gently kisses her forehead.
He feels her soft breath like a zephyr.
Loved ones rise and gather at the bed.
Then her breathing stops altogether.
They say goodbye and know,
at that exact moment,
into the fulfillment of love,
she lets go.