One More Loved One Gone

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 30!
For today’s prompt, take the phrase “One More (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “One More Time,” “One More Night,” or “One More Piece of Chocolate.”

We thought the god of electronics
plotted tirelessly to halt work
whenever she snow-birded. It was demonic.
Hushed in closets, they eagerly lurked.

Is it bowling, Mah Jong or aerobics day?
Her calendar is filled with bookings.
Where are her tickets to the ballet?
In her overstuffed bag, she’ll be looking.

Once told a waitress he was her boy-toy.
Her nephew, embarrassed, began to blush.
She told a lost couple, with enjoyment,
how she fights with her GPS gal, a lush.

Shining light in our lives has diminished.
We are benumbed to truth that she has gone,
this smart, vivid woman. We relinquish
her reluctantly. In peace, look in on us.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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10 Responses to One More Loved One Gone

  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    A lovely tribute to a “character”.


  2. trishwrites1 says:

    so sad but beautiful Sarah.


  3. I think you have captured and thereby kept alive some essence of this ‘smart, vivid woman.


  4. Tom Merriman says:

    Very moving, Sara. Fondly remembered.


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