flowers for hetty -- couldn't take them physically to Canada, but here they are, bright and cheerful, reminding me of you

I read of your passing
my friend

who wrote elegant, eloquent prose
and simple, evocative verse
my friend

you taught me to believe
I could reach for my dreams
believe I could also achieve
my heart’s desire
my friend

telling your story with grace and humor
sharing a meal
or two
and a laugh
and a sigh
my friend

that last brief smile
one more hug

and you are gone
my friend

you are gone