I learned a long time ago
how important parting is.
Be it at the end of a phone call,
saying good bye for the night
or the last time before a separation...
I read a book entitled Celebrate the Temporary
promoting contemplation of ones death often
with the realization our time here on earth
is temporary…each day is our last
September 4th, I lost a dear friend
The last time we spoke was week before she died.
I knew she had physical challenges
but her voice and laugh were still so young
as it was in High School
She loved to laugh…
so I made sure every time we spoke
I made her laugh.
We talked for hours…
It was a good last memory.
submitted for Poetry Jam
Challenge: To use the word last in 20 lines or less