Today is a poignant day. It never changes. Its always 6 days after my birthday. The day my dad left forever. His thin hands were enveloped in mine- the day he said ‘goodbye ‘.

my thoughts with you as ever
One foot before the other
steps ever lighter
because you loved me so
only as a dad loved his daughter
carrying me in your bosom
Me, holding your hand
until you breathed your last

©Vivian Zems