The Morning You Left Us

Is it Friday?
Is it Saturday?
When your retired, you don’t know one from the other
I went to sleep so very late
I did not hear the phone
that very early morn.
Was the phone really ringing
Or was I dreaming?
I woke from a deep sleep to check
And there it was… a text…
“Dad had fallen”
I thought I was fast
But Paramedics were faster
I missed him by moments as they sped him away
It was in emergency room 8
Where he lay in wait
There was nothing more they could do,
Due to covid, we could not be with him as he quietly
slipped away
It’s hard to let go,
But yet we know;
We carry him with us and all his love for family, his community, and the environment
I love you daddy

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