Saturday, October 22, 2016

Searching for Beauty I


    I’ve looked through old photos
    And very few hint at the beauty
    I lived with all those years.
    Consider also beautiful Terri
    Schiavo and then the brain
    Damage and loss of what it
    Was that had made her beautiful

    As though with one act she
    Was accelerated into old
    Age.  Michael, not going
    Through that with her
    Let her go.  He seemed
    To want her gone -- as but
    Hints were left.  Beauty

    Is still an absolute good
    Which I could see in her
    Smile and her eyes, even
    Hear in her weak voice
    Telling me things I wanted
    To hear after watching
    Over her all those years.

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