Last Supper

Last Supper

Today would be his last supper

If she would have known

Perhaps she would have made his favorite meal

Tomorrow and the next few days

Others will bring her suppers

But next week she will make supper for one

Wondering when it will be her last

 

Today would be his last supper

Just a sandwich and some soup

Not steak and potatoes

Tomorrow and the next few days

Others will bring her suppers

But next week she will make supper with her sorrow

Wondering how long it will last

 

Today would be his last supper

Paper plates and potato chips

Not the nice dishes

Tomorrow, the day after, and then the next

Others will bring her sympathy suppers

But next week she will dine with regret

Scrubbing the pots and pans unable to forget

 

Today would be his last supper

A crumpled paper napkin

The final curtain call

Tomorrow and every day after

Others can have them all

But next week she will have her fill of emptiness

And choking down loneliness by the glass

 

Today, today would be his last…

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