Three bereavement poems

Three bereavement poems by Jean Harbour

'...hankering for the walks we shared.' | Photo: Oliver Hihn / Unsplash.

August 7th 2017

Today is not the day, but even in the early dawn
I knew it as a day of change, of certainty
of things to come. That day was close.
Nurses worked with kindliness while
visitors inhaled the tension and departed.
But mostly I remember a day of whispering
and holding hands and tears.

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