I wasn't there

 

Thank you for noticing 

When I wasn't there

Pieces of me all 'round the room

Leaking tears

In that room so bare

I wasn't there

 

I held her hand

Our stories linked 

Arm in arm

The children

We held, we sang 

I washed her feet

 

She noticed me

She couldn't sleep

All the grief

I couldn't breathe

They sang

While she cared 

So I washed her feet

 

The same apartment held us both

Our tear washed walls

All was lost 

Hearts carved out 

Replaced with stone

So much loss

 

I washed her feet

I washed her feet 

All the grief

I washed her feet

silence speaks

I wasn't there