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.