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The Last Light

Fingers as cold as ice… as they stroke her rosy cheeks,

Deep in thought, the woman stands,

Pensive, she tries tries to remember, as

Questions surface,

What is her name?

Who is she?

The pensive woman’s slender lips crinkle as she purses them together.

Looking like a raisin.

Without her knowing, years pass

Her stalky body turns slim

And her skeleton frail

Bones, the only thing keeping her standing

Her muscles lighten their tone

Her once ocky body is now just her heart.

Resting peacefully as she has powered through her time…

She lays before me

All that remains is a layer of skin meticulously draped, over her stiff skeleton

And that was the last time I would ever see her

Goodbye grandmother….


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Layla A
Layla A
Mar 19, 2020

So talented.🤿🖤

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nicolexgrennan
nicolexgrennan
Mar 18, 2020

I just read a piece in the news about all the elders who are passing away alone, particularly in Italy. It was from the perspective of the generation who is losing their parents and grandparents to COVID19 and touched on how their absence at such a crucial moment stunts the grieving and mourning process for them. I also never got to say goodbye to my own grandmother, who died suddenly and all alone a few years ago. You write with such precision about how important that moment is, the juxtaposition of a conclusion of suffering and culmination of a beautiful life, memorialized and kept alive. This piece is so delicate and candid. It made me ache for that moment, ache…

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Abdjine Lemaitre
Abdjine Lemaitre
Mar 16, 2020

That was so BEAUTIFUL Maya!! QUITE TOUCHING <3

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Maya Duclay
Maya Duclay
Mar 16, 2020

Thank you Sean... i'm blushing. i chose the picture because our grandmother loved to see planes flying in the sky

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Sean
Sean
Mar 16, 2020

That was really powerful Maya, I love it... Thank you for sharing... Why that picture?


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