At the Island Queen, London, on the CASK! Toronto pub crawl after the 2009 GBBF (from centre right) Christina, Bruce, Anne and Nick (from centre left) Maz, Neil, Caroline and Robert
Shocked into silence for a few days but now
Surfacing I feel a numbness
At your sudden disappearance
From this world.
Shifting attentions to the living
But no less painful.
Christina was talking to me the day before
About my narrow escape from
How well I looked
Neither of us aware of her hidden condition
No worries that day
Seems unreal that she is gone like a passing train into darkness
A tunnel enveloping life
Wrapping it up