Her Last Heart Beat

Flicker of Thoughts

This poem made it to Lisa’s Anthology of Poetry Heart Beats and was published by Prolific Pulse Press in March 2021. I was honoured to be included in this anthology along with other very talented poets. Purchase link here

I saw grandma lying in the palliative unit

She was the last plum hanging on the branch

Although she survived the summer sun

Her overly ripen skin was purple and blue

We gathered around her like a flock of sheep

We retold the funny family stories

Turning our tears into laughter

We kissed her clammy forehead and cool hands

We told her we loved her

And promised to see her in heaven

Her last heartbeat gave in

While the new born birds chirping outside the window to welcome the golden sun

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