Two Years

Published on 26 - 08 - 2020

His anniversary sneaks up on you
Despite the heavy steps grief takes
Irregularly placed, but making sure
You cannot forget the day

But somehow, you did not expect
That feeling to arrive this way
In photos of that sprawling blue
Tainted by a painful grey

And carried by such mournful words
Heard first two years ago
When, uniformed and stunned, you stood
As he was carried in and stowed

And those words return to you today
Spoken from a clifftop in the sun
To bring comfort to the ones who lost
A brother, friend, and son