I was looking forward to feeding the city pigeons with you.
To sitting in the park opposite our home,
gossiping about our days of yore.
To attend weddings, and stand like cloth dolls
While the bride and groom bent at our feet.
I planned to take in our days at leisure,
Frying eggs, toasting bread and cooking your favourite curry.
I wanted to help you find your glasses,
Hand you your towel at the bathroom.
We so hoped we could go sightseeing,
And watch the whales in Africa.
I looked forward to admonishing our grandchildren,
While you pampered them with your love.
I wanted to snuggle against you
When it got cold and the socks did not help.
So why did you suddenly take a decision one day
to just lay down and die?