You left in a whoosh
Without a goodbye to us
Grief left in your place

Your sudden death left
A wake in your path that we
Will feel all our days

You lived life large
A caring, generous heart
Your love light shines on

Jennifer Gurney lives in Colorado where she teaches, paints, writes and hikes. She is a newly published poet, at age 59, with nearly 200 poems in print thus far. Jennifer has also published commentary about poetry. During the pandemic she joined the online poetry community of The Daily Haiku.