the sorrow yet to come: for Fred

your death
I discovered
2 years later
how did it happen
we grew so far apart
our lives so intertwined
for decades
then somehow
drifted in different directions
yet parts of you remain
in my memory
like the picture
I found
taken in my home
back then
you looking up
at the camera
your eyes so young
full of hope
and yet
a sadness tugged
at the corners
of your mouth
a picture
dear old friend
of all our hopes
in our youth
and a hint
of the sorrow
yet to come

6 thoughts on “the sorrow yet to come: for Fred

  1. The email starts “Your dearth”. I clicked on your site to confirm my suspicion that this is indeed a typo and should be “Your death”.

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