For the beautiful stories you’ve woven
through your words and works of art;
For the people whose days have been
brighter because of you—thank you!
It is late, and how I feel I’ve been robbed,
by your passing
because you shared your light,
even when at times you had very little
to keep for yourself.
*A brief pause from my usual love poems to say thank you to those who have left the world all too quickly.