Thursday, July 15, 2010
More about Sunflowers
The sunflowers I planted after you left us
are now taller than I am.
Three months have passed.
Yesterday, I thought of the too-long walk
I put you through-
I didn't really understand how close you were
to slipping away-
And for the first time,
I didn't feel quite so much
of that deep, embarassed guilty pain.
It was more like a throb than a stab.
The sunflowers will bloom soon.
Their roots are deep,
their stalks are thick.
They hardly even need the stakes anymore.
You have been gone longer than I realized.