• Vol. 03
  • Chapter 08
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Carpe Diem

She’d taken time
Taken her grief and pain
Took a trip on a plane
Took in sights
Took photographs
Returned to chilly British summer
Took a seat
For her portrait
Quizzical eyebrow raised
Under the Tuscan hat’s brim
The one she’d bought too late
Tension kept beneath the skin
Behind grey eyes
Under a grey sky
Her mood as grey
As her sweater
That for once
She had seized the day