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Holidays

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Alone

Silence explodes enveloping my world like the mushroom cloud of an atom bomb now that I am here without you. In youth I craved solitude – the stillness, a lack of expectation, no mindless chatter to clutter my thoughts…. now, like an old friend who has outworn his welcome, its presence dogs my steps and …

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Gratitude

Your smile lingers in my mind. I can still recall the sparkle in your eye and the sound of your laughter. Memories comfort me when missing you threatens to overtake my heart. I remember how we laughed and loved and gave each other strength in the hard times… how much we cherished not being alone …

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Interment day

The silence was palpable as I placed your ashes in their niche. I wonder – did they see me kiss your urn or hear me say, “I love you”? I should have spoken at the committal ceremony but I didn’t know what to say. How can you sum up years of memories in a 15 …

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emptiness

I searched for you in the night and my hand only met the air. I listened for the sound of your breathing but heard my own instead. I made your favorite meal – somehow it’s just not the same. When we were first in love I remember telling you I’d like to open you us …

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