*photo by Helen Farah 06/1990


by Carmen H Gray

Nearly a year ago

When you left

I never had a chance to say a proper goodbye

I was engaged

To cancer at the time

My life turned upside down

Pieces of me scattered

In the menagerie of loss

Today I found

My yesteryear self

Reflected in your lens

From another time

Your keen eye

Spanning the future

As if to say

“I see into you, always, my friend”