Today We Buried My Grandfather – 12/11/13

He is now part of the Earth.
Forever in my families hearts.
He awaits rebirth.
I imagine his soul mate,
Intertwined with his heart,
Living another life together,
Never again to part.

He emerges from the womb,
In California or somewhere near,
Making his way in life,
As an engineer.
He meets a woman at the age of twenty-four,
With dark hair and a beautiful smile,
Who steals his breath from across the room,
And they stare at each other for a while.

His heart beating wildly in his chest,
He asks her to dance,
And she says, “yes.”

He leads her to the dance floor,
As the music plays.
And they sway.
His cheek pressed to hers,
He holds her closely.

As the music moves them,
No one else exists.
He doesn’t even know her name.
He wants to remedy this.

He asks her name,
As the band serinades them.
He is nervous,
As butterflies flutter in his abdomen.

She opens her mouth,
To tell him her name,
Her heart beats wildly,
Just the same.

She looks in his eyes,
To tell him the truth,
She opens her mouth,
And whispers, “Ruth.”

I love you, Grandpa.

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