Posts Tagged ‘reticence’

Dénouement

Reticence in
those final weeks
gave way
to reminiscence,
a rambling
history of him
before us.

When breath’s
dearness stilled
his tongue,
what remained
unsaid was
expressed in eyes
still aware.

With silence
claiming the space
lengthening
between exhalations,
inscrutably
turned inward again,
he vanished.

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