19 August 2010

Haiku 2010/231

(for JM, a grammar school classmate whose recent death I just heard about)

perhaps later years
offered you kindness we didn't
in those vanished days


Shushu said...

Very moving.

It's strange when our own age becomes so mortal.

Patrick J. Vaz said...

The other day I was discussing the effects of "casual day" with V and told her that not only did I no longer have any suits, I didn't even have a jacket. She told me I should get one because you never know when you'll need one for a funeral. I laughed at the example -- a few years ago it might have been a wedding, or a baptism.