Monday, November 9, 2009

Saying Goodbye

Beloved Dead

I can't believe you're gone
two years now and I only
just learned you had died
sixty-four is too young
you look good in your photo
playing your guitar and I
learned new things about
you from your obit, a writer
and I wonder if it was poetry
you were a poetic sort
liked e e cummings, painter
potter too, still living in Ithaca
my heart is sad today, to
think I could now be your
widow, and in a way, I am
the only wife you ever knew

Diane Belleville


  1. Poignant and a reminder of how we are always connected in some way. Its interesting that you both became writers.

  2. This is so sad, Diane. So hard to lose someone of such close age proximity. Sixty-four IS too young!