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on the death of my wife...


On the Death of my wife
of thirty-six years
three months
and seven days

After so many  years,

It was sudden.
The doctors knew why,
but not the why of the why.

Routine admission,
routine treatment;
a coma,
four days in ICU,
and she was gone.

the first song I heard
on the radio–
How Can I Live
Without You?  ('s TRUTH!!)

That was ninety
days ago–
forever and
I don't can't believe it.

She is still here–
her clothes,
her books,
her jewelry,
her everything,
 but her.

After thirty six years,
How can I live without her?
How can I go on?

One day hour minute second at a time.
But, God, it hurts.  
It's hard, so hard
So fuckin'hard.

It's six months now.
I have emptied the house
of her physical traces,
but I can't erase
the memory
of her face.

She is still here–
her clothes are gone,
her books are gone,
her jewelry is gone,
her everything gone,
 but her.

After thirty-six years
how do you go on?
Can I live without her?
Can I live with anyone else?

Oh, God, it hurts!
Still hurts so bad!
So goddamned bad.

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