Hospice Volunteer

You were one of the first
whose room I entered.
For one brief moment
your eyes searched mine
as we were introduced.
But you did not find
what you were looking for.
If there was disappointment
you did not show it.
“Thank you” you said
as I set down your lunch.
I did not meet your death head on.
My desire to please took precedence
over listening with the eyes.I wanted to make it up to you
and swore I would
but the next time I came
you were gone.

Grace Colella is an educator and part-time student in the MAMS program at Regis College.

  • Donna
    Posted at 07:49h, 17 September Reply

    You took my breath away.

  • Karen Arthurs
    Posted at 10:32h, 17 September Reply

    Life and love so beautifully expressed.

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 00:23h, 19 September Reply

    Thank you Grace!

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