It took a while. She wasn’t well for a while but inside that ‘while’ she stayed lively and strong.
Now she is gone. Too soon, too young, behind me by two decades, ages with my own children.
It snaps me. Confounds me. And then I land and allow. She was a light. Now her light has gone out.
It is a shame and a longing hand reach for her friends who remain on the land of life. Watching her float away is tough.
But let her go. She was light and lively and red blood rebellion. She thought to gift at times when nobody else thought. She came when nobody else did. She was not afeared in the face of sickness or decay. She came. She always came. And now we need to free her.
Salut my lovely woman