For a dear friend that I hope has found peace...
The quietness of your past
once a confined loudness
heard only in poignant trepidation
now whispering their sought departure.
Today you are vivid
tidy in your mind’s foreshadowing
leaving the passageway uncluttered
a wakefulness of the untainted.
Trusting in their absence
no longer sheltering regret
resting in the warmth of forgiveness
accepting worthy benevolence.