Lyrical Somerville – August 29

On August 29, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Somerville Poet Ed Meek.

Somerville Poet Ed Meek teaches English at Austin Prep. His work has appeared widely in journals and magazines over the years.

 

 

 

 

 

At The End

 

For my uncle

 

 

He was so old his bones seemed to swim in his skin.

And when I took his hand to feel his pulse

I felt myself drawn in.  It was as faint

as the steps of a child

padding across the floor in slippers,

and yet he was smiling.

I could almost hear a river

running beneath his breath.

The water clear and cold and deep.

He was ready and willing to wade on in.

 

– Ed Meek

 

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