The sun perched lightly on the rooftop –
Too warm for a stiff collar,
A tie, and a dusty sport jacket.
Too warm, indeed, as six men –
Friends and relatives all –
Labored with the casket.
And she was there –
A surprise, actually,
For it had been years.
A surprise, indeed, for two kids –
Shivering with each fiery touch –
To meet as adults behind the tears.
The sun sagged heavily on the horizon –
As night pressed on.
Collapsing, indeed, while embers waned –
Emptiness poured in –
As she turned to seek the dawn.