Letters and Diary Poetry posted October 3, 2017


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With Love for Katy

by michaelcahill

 

With Love for Katy


 
I didn't know Katy could soar,
she seemed tethered
and bound-- Earth trapped,
as though tendrils of fate
impeded her every step
 
there were clues
and tales of yore
before, I suppose,
the befallings fell
 
I should've known--
we are all in flight
before we've grown
and what will be sewn
is sewn regardless
 
carousel rides we remember
as if
we all took them
together
 
... to run like the wind
every hand in every other hand--
at least
hope feels so
when what is to be
is still to be
 
the horizon is always there
nearby
right over there
in constant sight
waiting
 
She hobbled as it loomed large
memories of wind
were of how deeply
it cuts
 
snowflakes can delight
or they can conspire
to chill and betray
their beauty
mocking
their conspiracy
 
life isn't always lovely
even when lovely
is finally sought
from the depths
of wrong
 
but I swear the horizon
is forgiving
 
Katy soared
when she reached it
she hobbled no more




 


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My friend, Katy, passed away in the wee hours this morning. She had been suffering quite a bit for quite a while. She wasn't of note, I suppose. Most of us aren't at least by most standards. She was a sweet gal and was kind to everyone. It is difficult to do better than that. Love to her. May she rest in peace, pain free now.

Katy attended my friend Tonnie's services where I sang The Rose for her. She asked that I would sing it for her too. I didn't imagine it would be so soon. Anyway, a horrible recording, but ...



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