Used to it

I didn't get over losing you easy,
Your name still a whisper under my tongue.
I woke up today counting the years of it
On my fingers: 26 without you.

This year is different.  
Now, I am the last of us,
Our once large family 
that filled a station wagon
Gone.  
I'm all that's left,
The curator of a collection
Few come to visit,
Though I wait for guests,
Dusting off what's special
And smiling at the rest.

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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8 Responses to Used to it

  1. I feel your pain.

    Noel

    On Sun, 21 Feb 2021, 1:37 pm Susan Daniels Poetry, wrote:

    > Susan L Daniels posted: ” I didn’t get over losing you easy, Your name > still a whisper under my tongue. I woke up today counting the years of it > On my fingers: 26 without you. This year is different. Now, I am the last > of us, Our once large family that filled a station wagon ” >

  2. Trent Lewin says:

    That’s a hard one to read. But glad to be reading you nonetheless, because you always make me feel something, even if that feeling is wistful.

  3. nelle says:

    So personal and poignant, words that leave us able to touch your pain.

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