Jagged Thought #195: Poem for Michael


 

As I write this to you, you are unconscious.
They say that it doesn’t look good.
They say that it might be nearing the end.

I say hold on.
Please hold on.

Take all of your strength.
And hold on.

27 years is not that long.
I don’t think you have had enough time.

Please hold on.

I have hope that you will wake up.
That you will shake this off.
That you will open your eyes.
I hope that you will.

This is not the last time.
The last time I see or talk to you.
The last time I hear your laugh.
Or give you a hug.
This is not the last time.

They say it looks bad.
Please hold on.

Please.

Love Jason.

 

Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly.

 

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