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Samantha #13

Samantha #13

On March 17th 2009, our daughter Samantha died and went to heaven. Every year I try to write something for her. Here is a poem:

Broken cisterns and broken hearts

Hard to tell which is worse

Another year fades into oblivion

A blink, a vapor, a shadow

Wind and sun and balloons

Our spring pilgrimage to the grave

A pink ebenezer of infant death

A liturgy of loss and tears and prayers

We feast with burgers and beers

The table of remembering

Thirteen years of carrying a wound

Inching closer to Resurrection