For Beverly

Submitted by Maureen Sudlow.

I wanted to take your pain
toss it back in the face
of an uncaring universe
your eyes, so large
under that silken cap
your smile that always denied
what became unbearable
reminders of a small child
playing in our yard
so long ago
always in my heart

Photo credit: Alfred Sisley – Children Playing in the Fields


Published by

Brian Geiger | Editor of Vita Brevis

Brian is a freelance writer and the editor of Vita Brevis.

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