Sean Walsh

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In Transit: Ann Walsh

Published on Friday 2nd June 2023 by Sean Walsh

Saint Francis Hospice…

A room en suite

soon to be a Departure Lounge.

At her bedside, Wee Four:

Siobhan and Joanna, daughters,

a sister, Patricia… mise…

‘Reaching… touching cold hands,

limp on bedding.

‘A beaker of water to dry lips,

‘sipping… declining.

Her shallow breathing – straying words –

relieved, increasingly, by morphine.

What to say,  what to do?..

My  voice – heart – breaking  

on lines from her favorite prayer…

Stay close to me, Lord – you are my strength,

without you I am weak.

Stay close to me, Lord – you are my light

and without you it is dark.

Oh how I need you, my Jesus, in the night…

 

I leaned over… down… wee kiss.

 

“Oh, Ann… You never lost it!”

 

She smiled – oh, that smile!..

then sighed… closed her eyes.

Sean walsh August 2023.

Ann Walsh front

 

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