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Anniversary of Death - A Poem

It's on us again

Another year passed

And here again

Moving on

and coming back

To remember

and reminisce

And life still goes

It has to

And it does

It has!

But it’s coming back—

That phone call


Rushing in.

Envisioning the pup

who led away

To disappear

In the woods?

In the water?

Oh, God, no,

Yes, but it is,

In the water

A path beyond

Cries, screams,

Crumpled hugs

Little comfort

With tears and silence.

Two years

Then three

As the day of the year

Comes and goes

And now it's five.

And we move on

And life goes on

But my heart does not.

© 2019 Victoria Lynn