It is the first sunrise in eleven years we
Have not shared with you.
The birds still trill their morning abandon
And though as always I am awed by their sounds
I will miss the quiet dignity
With which you faced each dawn-
Then that stoicism, facing the sea
And the splendor of your last, glorious sunset.
About Mary Lynn
Causes Mary Lynn Archibald Supports
Battered Women's Shelter, SPCA, Healdsburg Animal Shelter, Nature Conservancy