Dark Summer

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Shadorma Summation – July 30, 2016


Five years have passed

Since that dark summer,

Amy Winehouse gone

And you in a coma.

I held your hand

And said your name,

Talking until you came

Back and we thought

Everything would be the same.

You called me on the telephone

To tell me you were home

And that you’d sent money

To buy a bracelet

As a birthday gift.


Just four days

Before my birthday

You were dead.

On my wrist,

A trinket made of silver

Was heavy as lead.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016



6 thoughts on “Dark Summer

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss … the years may pass but I know that a corner of one’s soul still feels that emptiness that should be full. This was beautifully and poignantly written.

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