For Friends Absent But Not Forgotten
We were a tight group of six.
Joe vanished in that dust cloud in 2001.
Abe had a heart attack
recovery efforts in lower Manhattan.
Paula appeared a year later but her mind did not.
Sam was our comforter
the cancer ate his body and took his life.
Estaban is a bit crazy.
PTSD sometimes takes him away
To dark places
I refuse to go to.
Me?? I sit and drink my wine
On this anniversary day, 3287 days later.
Raising my glass, I salute
Absent but not forgotten.
(c)2009 Leona M Seufert