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We met

I giggled

You were serious

I felt your heart even then

Our souls said hello again

Here we go

A lifetime would pass

33 years to be exact

And still

And still

As you lay there in your last hours

I loved you just as much as I did the day we met

When I was so in awe of you, I couldn’t believe you would spare your breath on me

Now, with no breath left in you

We say good-bye

Until we meet again

You will know me by my giggle

And I will know you without fail




Carol Ornstein is a lover of life and seeks to see the unseen through words, photos, and nature. She can be found helping the underdog and writing haiku poetry about everything and nothing.

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