Friday, March 27, 2015

She swept

They pulled into the yard,
with that long black car.
She nodded her head
and then she said,

I just need a little more time.

Without a word
they stepped out of the way
folded their hands and
bowed their heads

She whispered soft
words only for him
I’m not quite sure
but I think she said

I just want a little more time

She left the room
as they carried him out
I followed behind
but stayed out of her way

She grabbed a broom
and swept invisible dust
faster and faster,
until the floor was wet.

She swept and wept
but couldn’t sweep
the hurt away

All she wanted was a little more time.


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