• jesswhite3710

Questions Leftover

Did you feel it coming? Did you whisper any last words? Tell me, did you see Grandma, Grandad and Uncle Bill? Did you see the light at the end of the tunnel or just a dark abyss? Did you know that was your last breath? Tell me, was it peaceful? Tell me, did it hurt?

Did you believe in a God, Reincarnation, Philosophy or Evolution?

And if there is a place where the living cease and the dead congregate then are you watching over us? Or do you spend your days flocking to the parties you now miss? Do you miss us or do you miss the bottle?

A few days later we saw your tax returns on the table, Your leftover curry in the kitchen Did you know that was your last meal? Did you know that would be the last time you blotted any paper with ink?

What would you have said if I hadn’t called one day too late? You slipped away so quietly. I have so many questions leftover.

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Put the Bottle Down

Put the Bottle Down These poems, there never very long. Just a desperate plea. All I ever want to say is stop. Your heart will still beat without that wine. I promise. That red wine, it really doe

Reasons I would like you to stay alive

You told me you were ready to die, You told them you wanted to die. Every fibre of your being screaming for help. They asked if you wait six months, if you could postpone your suicidal thoughts until

I didn't know you had a Dad

“I didn’t know you had a dad” “I didn’t know she had a dad” What should I have said at family gatherings? While you talked about how your Dad woke you up with breakfast everyday, should I have told