i'll miss you...

stepmother, sister, mother, wife...
her star now shines brightly in the universe,
peacefully watching, guiding lost souls
as we each find our ways through life.

stepdaughter, brother, son, husband...
we sit in a half circle, still,
some thinking, some not,
some reminiscing, some not,
some feeling, some numb,
but in a half circle we sit, still,
at times we glance out to the marina
to the lights of life flickering from boats, yachts and bigger yachts
this view that served as vigil to her last days of life.

there is a time for happiness,
a time for sadness,
a time for anger,
there is a time for numbness,
but perhaps nothingness will do just fine for now.


another conversation, another dream