One Year Ago Today - Death Anniversary Poem of Loss of Child
One Year Ago Today
One year ago today
it was hot
and I was waiting for an oil change . . .
while you were leaving the world.
For ten months I tried
to get another oil change
but I thought of you
and I couldn't. My new car.
I was okay, I was fine,
but for ten months I couldn't.
How shameful, Why not?
And my poor car went on.
It was hot again, and I did it.
And it meant nothing
but it meant everything.
I did it. A milestone.
What is my family doing today?
Life goes on, they say.
Surreal after surreal day becoming real
but never quite concrete.
We have the memories
and we have the pain
and we have the reminders
and perhaps we need them.
It's sad and almost silly
but I will think of you
every time I will remember--
every hot, stupid oil change of my life.
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