The Departed

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He felt like sneezing;
laughing to himself;
or remaining silent

            Helplessly searching
 for drowsy stories
      to put into words

"Finish that page!"
    the choir
        - w h i l e
   h e  h u m m e d 
    a  h o p e f u l
         t u n e - 
   kept chanting

And then, 
just like that, 
he departed

Thankful for the life
heā€™d lived

4 thoughts on “The Departed”

    1. Thank you, lovely. It started out as something completely differently (except for the title and part of the last stanza) and evolved quite instinctively into this. Glad it resonated with you.

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