Timemachine;

A poem about grief…

By Sheri Hall

If I could build a time machine to take me far away

I’d visit not a place or time; just a moment from one day

A chance to hold your head and hands even if I had to feel the pain again

If I could build a time machine to take me back to you, if only for a minute, that is what I would do

To stare into your eyes, memorize the feeling, hold your head in my hand until we fell asleep again

If I could build a time machine I would go ten years back, you would be safe in my tummy future still intact

if I could build a time machine, I would re do almost every moment, make them leave me alone with you and be even more impatient

If I could build a time machine I would give myself more grace and know that I had no choice or say in the last time I saw your face

If I could build a time machine I would give a proper goodbye knowing it was the last time I would ever see your eyes

If I could build a time machine, I would go back and know I could change nothing, but re live the moment I had with you and cherish it once again.

Thanks for reading,

Sheri Hall

This poem is written for my daughter Lily, for what would be her 10th birthday this December, in honor of her life and my grief; I share.

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