Soft rain in the Garden;
Stillness wraps the day.
Birds hum mourning songs,
Swooping, fluttering, feasting
On seeds and nuts and fruit.
Outside, coral hibiscus unfurl their blossoms,
Glistening with dewdrops
As soft rain and stillness wrap the day.
Inside, a figure lies;
Lips slightly askew,
Gnarled fingers twisted in sheets.
Quietly, a nurse leans to check for a pulse,
Brush a wisp of hair, straighten fingers,
While angels watch – and wait, and wait, and wait.
Soft rain wraps the stillness;
A good day to die.
Jo Anne 6/4/2107