It’s Napowrimo Day 20 and the prompt; to write a poem with your name in it.
Nic Hulme 1972 – 20XX
One day a grey plaque will be engraved
Nicola Hulme 1972 – 20XX
flowers lying across my coffin, music playing
a line or two of remembrance may be uttered
and that will be all.
The sun won’t light up my day
the hush of the tides wont soothe my soul
stars wont inspire me to dream
buds will no longer hold promise.
My favourite perfume wont delight
new books wont intrigue
songs wont take me back to treasured times
your touch will leave me cold.
No emails will be sent, nor cards written
I wont call, there’ll be no conversation
there may be the odd mention of my name
as Mum or Nic – that will be all.
Will I have done all that I wanted to do?
If not, will I know? Will there be time to regret?
Will the next phase – should there be one-
be so amazing, these questions are insignificant?
Was it the drugs or the brain closing down
that prompted Steve Jobs to utter
in his dying breath
“Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow!”?
Live now or that will be all.