Death's Final Remembrance
I remembered Mrs. Remington's joy sitting on her beloved Adirondack.
I remembered Henry's bliss as the sun hit his face before his final breath.
I remembered Little Aristotle's unimaginable pain as the car crushed his little body.
I remembered Little Beth's terror seeing the angry eyes of her father again.
I remembered Arianna's despair during her descent from the rooftop.
I remembered Tommy's heartache knowing he didn't tell Martha how much he liked her.
I remembered each and every one of their names, faces, regrets, gratitude, and heartaches.
I remembered the voice of my father and my mother and myself...