a Christmas passing

 

driving

 

a Christmas passing

travelling home on Christmas Day
full hearts and bellies straining
bush teeming on either side
of this glistening snake of humanity
from the front seat a few sighs
and then the benevolent curtain of rain parts
to let Great Uncle Tommy pass
through

 

 

*On Christmas Day last year my great Uncle Tommy passed away whilst driving home after a day spent celebrating with family and friends. This poem was first published on Justin Lowe’s excellent site, Bluepepper.

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “a Christmas passing

  1. What a beautiful poem, Michele, and very full of life. Closing with those grace-filled, stunning words and image:
    “..and then the benevolent curtain of rain parts
    to let Great Uncle Tommy pass
    through.”

    Big hugs to you….

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