In Memory of Christina Halstead


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

For Christina

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

Heart problems

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


Robert Hughey


One response to “In Memory of Christina Halstead

  1. Beautifully expressive words and a lovely photo.

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