Photos for January Stones and April PAD 2012 property of M J Dills (exception 1/16)







Sunday, April 3, 2011

ERASED











The prompt is to imagine the world without you





ERASED

While your brain and body were being baked
Twelve days deprived of oxygen
I touched and caressed you
Avoiding tubes and monitors
While you erased me
Gone: the day we met, the day we married,
The babies I lost and carried
Parties with shamrocks, elves and hearts plastered on windows
The tree decorated with crowds of neighbors and friends
Football games and trips on our boat
The gifts we gave and poems we wrote
Your world changed as did mine
You forgot seventeen years
And went on without me
As if I never existed
But I remember you.

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4 comments:

  1. This is beautifully written, yet so sad.

    ~laurie

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  2. Wow Jodi, so touching. I'm so sorry.

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  3. This one breaks my heart, Jodi.

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  4. Very sad yet one of your best poems.
    ~hugs~

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