Right here, right now I am watching blackbirds.
Right there, right now she wrests with a narcotic slumber.
Ravens play with dead muskrats and dogs roll in mud.
She asks about long gone pets and asks about a boy she loves.
Right here, right now the rain battles with spring snow.
Right there, right now her body deserts her spirit by giving up.
My son mourns as only a small boy can and I weep for my friend.
Her partner, their love so new, holds her hands and wipes her brow.
Right here, right now the dead flowers seem to hold no seeds of promise.
Right there, right now their spring is in full blossom and she can’t see it.
Fifteen years of friendship make memories that last a life time.
How can we forget a face and a voice that lives in our hearts?
Right here, right now my mind and spirit conflict.
Right there, right now she waits to meet her Lord.
Memories weigh more when you know there are no more.
The stories have to last us now, there won’t be new ones.
Right here, right now a heart breaks and a soul rejoices.
Right there, right now a hand holds a photo in a frame.
We won’t forget. We’ll miss you. We love you.
Love you, right here. Right now.
For my dear friend Diana and for those who love her, especially you Rich. Run free wolf sister. Beloved Nana.
Copyright 2012 Shanyn Silinski
Linking up on dVerse for the prompt today – Live in the Moment
Linking up with my friends at With Real Toads for yesterday’s Poem Sketch Challenge