There was enough time to talk things through
Not much was left unsaid.
The pain was mostly controlled in the end
Your rest a welcome respite.
The waiting endless yet impossibly brief
The sterile rooms felt sacred.
Your death like your life mostly on your terms
Leaving memories and love to sustain us.
-Karri Temple Brackett
June 16, 2023 in memory of Daddy on this Father’s Day weekend