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THE DAY AFTER



the funeral over
everyone back
to their life as it was
she closes the door
and waves goodbye
thanking all
for their support
acting brave
the shell of her
still upright
somehow moving
on autopilot
left to manage
in an empty house
just her
the silence
and her tears                  



Submitted on February 16, 2020 for contest FLOWER IN THE CRANNIED WALL sponsored by CRAIG CORNISH

Copyright © Line Gauthier

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