The eleventh morning of your absence
I feel it just as strongly as the first
Morning after the world went awry.
I keep thinking this must be a mistake
to lose so many smiles
to lose so many arms
we who remain will forever
miss your charms:
To the hundreds that showed courage
we used to take you for granted as we raced
around our world
sometimes getting annoyed with that sound
and lights that flash and twirl.
The heroes on the plane sealed their fate
to save thousands if not more.
Your sudden absence
prompts me to say
I love you
Yes, to everyone.
In the continuing wake of your absence
May your strength be remembered as freedom.
May you strengthen us to be the souls on earth we need to be.
From the forthcoming collection: G!D Went Looking for Me Today.
(c) Copyright Sabrina Sojourner 2013