Afternoon Tea

cookies and tea

cookies
look
pretty
on her
aunt’s
china

her
mom’s
recipe,
nothing
but

the best

no
sugar

needed
for the

tea,
the
dough
is
sweet

sorrow
invites
itself

she’s
had

better
parties

Lauren Scott © 2018
(photo: Google)

Maybe Then

You couldn’t find your place
You were lost in a space
Where nothing made sense
You had friends and they cared
But they didn’t dare
To look beneath your surface smile

In our hearts we carried hope
That strength would win, that you could cope
And for a while our worries were for nothing
We lost touch though; our worlds separated
But memories stayed true that we had created
And you weren’t forgotten

Then we learned of your demise
Tears fell from our clouded eyes
Our hearts shattered with disbelief
The sorrow showed with no disguise

If only we had shared some time
Precious time that we hold dear
To talk and vent and even cry
Maybe then you’d still be here

LS 2016