The End

It’s hard to believe it is finished.
She was so full of life and fun
until just before the end—
keeping track of people,
enjoying the outdoors,
caring for family,
all of it.

Something came for her.
She did not want to go.
She denied the summons,
fighting this final truth of her life.

We did not want it either,
but then, we had not seen
the summoning presence.
We did not know.

When she relaxed
and got ready to leave,
we all felt strange,
awkward, wondering.

It was so sudden.

But she was fine.
No longer here.