he takes two timid steps up to his seat
he is buckled in next to his aide
I blow him one last kiss
the doors are closed and the driver pulls away from the house
the van rounds the corner and there is no one left but me
I stand in the middle of my empty street
and barter with
a world I am struggling to trust again
my arms have let him go
my heart holds its breath
while hope circles quietly in the distance
and together we wait for him
he is gone
3 Replies to “Long After”
I pray that they are kind to him. I pray that he has an angel watching over him and protecting him always. Beautiful poem.
Love you. Praying all our kids are treated with the love and respect they deserve.