Anticipating Winter

Posted: June 3, 2013 in Personal, Poetry
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This is another poem from many years ago.  I don't recall the exact circumstances but the
sense of impending loss still seems real.

           Anticipating Winter

Even though you are not yet gone,
     my self does not know it;
     is preparing for the cold as gradually as possible.
With so many claims upon you now,
     I cannot bring any I may have to bear on you.
I must leave you as free and unencumbered
     as I can.
Since I can take none of your pain upon myself,
     the least I can do is to bear my own.
  1. Catherine Louise Gurganus says:

    Beautiful. I sense a longing, and a reluctant acceptance of impending loss.

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