I started to say something to you but you were not there

I did not think it would end
this
way

I was warned …
yes you warned me
over and over
that one day
things would change and
you and I would change

you asked me
questions
like
why did I bring work
on our vacations

my mind was about
making extra money
I used the time on vacations
at the expense
of time we could
have had

my work
took first place,
our time together
took last place,
but I did not see it
that way

until
I realized there would be
no more vacatons
we would share

I was going to stop
bringing work
I was going to spend
all our time
together

next time
our vacation never came
bad health took you away
I spent 10 days with you
a month before
your final
breath

it’s too late to
turn time backwards

maybe I will have a chance
to turn the clock backwards
for someone else

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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