Rebuilding Him

by on May 12, 2017 :: 0 comments

Today the chaff begins
its skyward drift
as she sifts through

a lifetime of photos
that become a few moments’
montage at his funeral.

This is the widow’s work:
constructing a mythic man
from his finest qualities

and most handsome profiles,
gilded with every scrap
of accomplishment.

He is the better version
she will recall
all her remaining days,

a polished monument
she can visit
without regrets.

– Kathy Lohrum Cotton

editors note:

We’d all like to be the best memory of us we can be. – mh clay

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