St. Michael School of Clayton
St. Louis County, Missouri 

Today's the day
the quiet car ride
to the place of sadness
our goodbyes are real this time
there she goes on the rolling bed
away like a migrating bird
the beeping fills my brain
mimicry is her smile
closer to God she goes
then God gives her back
like a soldier from war
thoughts are like hurricanes
running through my brain
tears run down my face
waves to others
tears to me
tears run down