By: Campaspe Lloyd-Jacob
About The Poem
This is a poem about the death of a member of my family in the midst of COVID. It was a cold, sad day, but snow helped me to think of happier times with her.
Today is like that day with you.
We were up late the night before
Eating sweets and Pringles. Now do
Watch out! you cried, If you take more
your hands will get stuck! A niggle
Of doubt before we start to giggle.
We woke to Tooting bright with snow
Perfect for snowmen, proof of your magic.
Bobble hats in the park below,
Snowballs and the squashed head trick.
Last week we buried you. Today
Snow falls, enough to play.
The earth is warm. The snow melts
leaving a shining icy ghost.
At the funeral we felt
That this was what we remembered most:
your laugh, infectious, bright and bold,
the true hilarity of the world.Return To Map
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