Screaming alerted me to the peril
Flashing red lights led me inside the white coffin
Scared, bewildered, confused we waited…
Waited for your eyes to open
for your smile
for your touch,
for your love
9 days I waited…
Somber-faced the white devil said…5 minutes till the end
12 hours I waited when they declared: He’s dead.

Suzette Smith
In loving memory of my beloved.