Since then I’ve never said she died

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Her hand
in my grasp
passed
from warm
to cool
to cold.

I got home
finished a drink
noticed how
the ice cubes
passed
to liquid
and then to air.

Image credit:Lucas Schroeder

Thomas J Strong Bio

I was born in St. Paul, Mn the oldest boy of ten children. I attended St. Marks grade school and St.Paul Central high school. After high school I tried attending college (3 times) but dropped out and spent 4-5 years traveling. I finally graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS-Chemical Engineering in 1981, got married and spent the next 35 years working and raising a family. I retired in 2017 and am working full time pursuing my muses.