If Only She Knew (Written July 31)

If Only She Knew


Moments before she came into the room

He lost consciousness, and there seemed

Little chance that he would revive.


Of all the siblings and children

She was the last to arrive,

But now it was too late.


He had thought she would have something

To say to him at the end, but fate

Would have it otherwise.


How long was he supposed to wait?

Everyone else had said their good-byes,

But something had held her back.


An old wound that had never healed

Properly, and had left a black

Mark she found impossible to undo.


But he could still hear

In one ear, if only she knew,

And would whisper a word or two.