Karlee Parker


I had this still memory and I couldn't hear you humming,

The sisters and Grandpa were crying,

The snow was falling on frozen ground,

The song was painful without you,


Everything was still.


A tear slid down my face and my lips turned out,

I saw you giggling over a cup of coffee,

I saw you with a scarf tied up in your hair,

I saw you carrying eggs across the yard,


Everything was clear.


I had this warm memory of you humming in the kitchen,

The sounds of bacon and pancakes frying,

The sun shining through the window,

The sheets embracing my small body,


Everything was warm.

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