Monday Poem

Especially Where You’re Concerned

—on a thought of Maurice Sendak

I’ll sob my way to the grave
as the world disappears one friend at a time,
but especially where you’re concerned,
the old man said.

So, there is a bit of joy
in the thought of leaving first
since I won’t have to sob
until the end of time
at the loss of you

Jim Culleny
© 9/3/14