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Poetry from within

The Note

Duty called today Ė So Iím sorry I wonít make it to dinner tonight.

Kiss the kids goodnight for me and tell them I am sad that I canít be there to tuck them in.

I wonít be there for the parentís night either. I hope it goes well.

Send my apologies to the Browns but if you can still go you will have to attend their summer party alone.

Please explain to the landlord it wonít be me paying the rent on Friday. I hope youíre ok to do it. I appreciate it might be hard the first couple of times.

Donít forget the garden will need weeding from time to time, although it might not be a priority just now.

Ask the kids to walk the dog every day, he needs his exercise and with you taking on my chores you will need help with some things.

Please keep an eye on my parents for me; it wonít be easy for them either.

Enjoy the birthday parties. Itís a shame we canít enjoy them together anymore.

I regret we didnít manage that trip to Paris, or get to see that RSC production we talked about.

I would worry about the leak in the roof but thereís not much worry here. Not much of anything really. But there is a sense of loss. I hope you donít feel it as much as I do.

Iíll think about you and until itís your time, goodbye.

I miss you and I will love you always. Be strong.

© Nov 2014

Sam Steele