Thursday, March 8, 2012

Monk


The day after.
Just down the stairs and turn the corner.  You just have to go down the stairs and turn the corner.  You can picture it in your head.  You think you know how it will be.  You can't stay in the dark silence of your bedroom forever.  You have to move forward now.  Just down the stairs and turn the corner.  See the empty places that will never hold his body again.  Hear the quiet where there should be steps and morning sneezes.  Hold your palm out all you want - the playful nips or touch of a nose will not come.  You can see it in your mind and now you have to face it. 
Say goodbye little by little. 
Say goodbye over and over. 
Just go down the stairs and turn the corner.

3 comments:

N2 said...

Been wondering where you've been. So sorry for your loss, especially after your recent cross country trip together. Slowly, slowly it will mend.
x0, N2

Joanne said...

I am so sorry. Thanks for letting us know. Goodbye, Monk.

grasshopper said...

Thank you for the kind words. It happened about a month ago and I am feeling better about it now. :-)