A moment for Susan Blake

Photo by Kimberly Wilder (c)


Only through your death could we see your life laid out before us

Only as you are fallen could we see the depth and intricacy of the foundation you created

I recall another friend like you
a lover of nature
who nearly cherished that which was dead
how it turned back to dirt and new life in the forest

Only now I understand
there is so much there
a mystery
A million different stories
unfolding in the shadow of your leaving

Though you are not leaving
Like this fallen tree you stay with us
only silent now
yet still as present

by Kimberly Wilder
Photo and poem, October 7, 2007

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