So happy to have this poem accepted for publication by Vita Brevis.

Come read Jerry’s beautiful and heartfelt poem “The Day After The Funeral” Congrats on having this published in Vitas Brevis

Jerry Brotherton

Vita Brevis The New Poetry Magazine

The Day After Her Funeral

Submitted by Jerry Brotherton

We emptied her room today
Faded photos of a mother
Holding children whose faces
That we can barely recall

We emptied her closet today
Clothes from summers and winters
Too long ago to remember
Now just charity donations

We emptied her life today
Forgotten pieces and fragments
Tucked neatly into drawers
Given to her by…who knows

We cried for her today
Heads on shoulders
Arms holding each other
In fear we will not remember

We promised to save her love today
Tucked it deep into our hearts
Where the tears could not find it
To wash it away

We said goodbye to her today.

We said goodbye to her today

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