Each of us is keenly aware
that 24 hours from now
our lives will continue on separate tracks.
At least for one year, maybe forever.
You will test your wings,
see how far they take you,
as it is your right.
I am unable to picture
months without your laughter, so contagious.
Months without your smile that transforms.
Months without your temper, without door banging, or curses at devices.
Months without your singing in the shower.
Months without your embrace that exudes love, courage, strength.
Months without wise words that only your tongue knows how to form.
Your father and I have a dinner reservation, tickets for a comedy
to distract us from the fact
that an airplane will take you far away,
across the ocean,
much sooner than everyone thought.
Will we be able to bear
the void in our middle
About the author
Anja Kerstin Kuentzel,
Advanced Grief Recovery Method specialist, nature lover, photographer, and bilingual wordsmith combines her passions to offer a different perspective on life that might inspire, raise awareness or even heal.