A single bird,
Not content to stay at a distance
Needs to feel close
To those his spirit loves.

Present at the funeral
Watching
Listening
Feeling
Close–yet not close enough.

Nearby at the memorial
Observing
Noting
Longing
Keeping watch on his loved ones from his perch.

Last week
On the sidewalk
Next to the house carrying his number
Looking on as we walk through the house
That he will always be a part of
Forever more.

Today
At a wedding of old friends and new
A single hummingbird
Watching on
As happiness pushes past old heartbreak
Being present as his loved ones sit
In quiet conflict–
Happy for others
Yet unsettled among self.

A single hummingbird
Rejoicing at the nuptuals of a friend
Comforting the uncertainty of his own
All the while
Present
Watching
Never far
From those he loves.

 

David

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