My eyelids flutter as the clock ticks down the minutes.
When was the last time your voice
Echoed through these walls?
I thought I heard the door creak,
But it was just the footsteps of what might've been.
It's alright dear,
I know you're busy with the babies.
I just can't bear to burden you any longer.
Don't worry, it doesn't hurt.
I'll get to see your father soon, wherever he ended up.
He would've laughed at that.
My lungs twitch,
Forgetting their instructions.
Something's pounding in my ears.
Is it my own?
I take one final look at the empty pill bottle
And behind it, a beautiful picture of us.
I'll never forget the way your eyes lit up when you smiled.
I'll miss you.
You always were my favorite.
Goodbye my love.
Tell the kids that Grandma will be with them always.