Our Precious Number Five
We Hall kids…
We were a seven-chapter book held together by our parents, as our sturdy cover.
Michaela was our precious five of seven; a chapter in our book suddenly torn away.
That vital chapter is missing now, an empty space in the former number seven.
The book no longer makes any sense; the spine is loose, and the sturdy cover shakes, as we cling to one another.
One year later…
Michaela’s chapter slowly fills with happy pictures and loving memories, but what we still want, what we still need is for her own precious energy and life, to once again fill her chapter pages.
© Patti Hall and https://1writeplace.wordpress.com, 2013.