Tuesday, April 30, 2019

National Poetry Writing Month Thirty

Anticipatory Grief

His departure hallowed her
two years before it happened
making his favorite fried food
     the potatoes giving off earth
     the oil sealing in salt
she panic to realize it would end
if he wasn't her daily care
where would that leave her?
In order to stave off the horror
she got that Masters degree
volunteered her interests
and hoped next time he would visit
more than twice a semester.

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