For Tom Shaw, SSJE (1945-2014)
Will I always, from now on, be this cold?
“No, it will diminish. But always
it will be with you.”
What is the reason for it?
“Wasn’t your friendship always as beautiful
as a flame?”
– Mary Oliver
Source: Mary Oliver, Felicity: Poems (New York: Penguin, 2015), 35.