My aunts my best friend
We talked every week
We are miles apart, but that never mattered
Are calls were always happy and fun
Till one day she called
And asked for my mom…
They talked for a while
And I waited for them to get done
come to find out my aunt, my best friend and my role model
Had devastating news to tell me
And she didn’t know how to say it
I put the phone up to my ear and I hear
“Pookie?” “I love you with all my heart.”
She says that she’s sick, very sick
“What do you mean?”
She tells me she has cancer
And she has short time left.
I sat in silence and disbelief
Thanksgiving is a time for thanks and
Family and that is how we spent it
Only difference was we were spending it with aunt barb
And it was our last thanksgiving as we all knew
We knew our time with her was coming
We just didn’t know when.
Hospice works told us she was definitely near the end
She told my mom and her sisters to let her know
It was okay to go
She loved camping very much
So the sister told her it was time to pack up camp and head on in.
Early in the morning we woke up to finding out she packed up camp and is with our family in heaven once again.
Photo by Richard BH