Poem 19

“When they write my obituary.” *

What will they say?

Will they remember that I hate to be recognized?

Will they leave out the unimportant details

such as where I worked or went to school?

Instead, will it highlight that my proudest accomplishments

were my three children?

Will they remember to mention

what made me laugh?

what made me cry?

Will they mention that I enjoyed

reading and writing and poetry?

Will my obituary remember that I loved

to love and be loved?

“When they write my obituary.” *

 

Eve Remillard

6/14/2015

*Quote from The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss

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