Unravelling and weaving, sometimes simultaneously

The elders say that when you die

you will continue on the Red Road

a little further

that you will walk a beautiful way

finding your path lined with strawberries.

For four days you will wander

towards your personal sunset

savoring the sweet red fruit along the way

each bite a reminder

of the succulence of life

and the sweetness that lies ahead

for those who have followed the road

to its natural conclusion.

I will eat strawberries for you

on the fourth day

knowing your journey is over

praising your memory

grateful for your life

knowing one day I will see you again

smiling with all the others

the red fruit a gift in your hands.

© RCGA 2013

For my prima, Pablita, RIP dear beautiful sister.



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