Where Is The Angel?

   By Mary Jane Hurley Brant

 

Where is the Angel?
I’ve searched
everywhere
for her.

She has gone.

For how long
will she be gone?

Forever.

Forever?

Yes, forever.
And, also, that best part of
her and him.

Who is he?

The angel’s father, who was her hero.

Oh.  And what of she, the mother?

She’s a different woman now.
She seeks change;
wants to explore.

Will they both soldier on?
Serve heaven’s commands?
Life’s spiritual demands?

Yes.  They march forward
with precious tenderness
patience, pain and remembrance;
Grief’s their companion now.

Do you believe they’ll manage together
this monumental,
overwhelming
grief forever?

Yes, forever and ever and ever.