By Nina Bennett
You sat at your computer, watched me
play with our granddaughter,
listened to us invent a world
of mermaids and magic wands
where dreams bloom large as sunflowers.
You knew you would leave in two days.
Surrounded by our laughter
that, like wind chimes,
turns air into music,
did your hand pause on the keyboard,
for one moment did you reconsider,
hesitate before you typed
serve her tomorrow
and clicked send?
Copyright 2014 Bennett
Nina Bennett is the author of Forgotten Tears A Grandmother’s Journey Through Grief. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Kansas City Voices, Red Poppy Review, Houseboat, Bryant Literary Review, Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, The Broadkill Review, and American Society: What Poets See. Nina’s chapbook, Sound Effects, was published in 2013 by Broadkill Press as part of its Key Poetry Series.
All work by Nina Bennett