Jan would be the first to leave the wedding
Her health has been poor and it was a cold night too.
But when she stood, cane in hand
a line began to form…….
Her family seeking to say goodnight
or something, touching in for a moment
of being close to her.
Wildly radiant as she met each one
something akin to fire…..
I saw all of this!
When Henry an art student at Pratt in NY
came up, Jan extended her hand
with such a glimmer and glint in her eye
a pirate gazing into the future.
Then came the sparkling bride and her groom
hugs and kisses….
granddaughters, daughters, her son, two nieces
a brother, his wife
The night had gotten long and over
and a mist had settled on the sea.
I came last and she said
“Oh, You I’m not saying goodbye to”
And I said “Me neither”
“I’m always right by your side”