Bridget Galway

What Life You Left

Seven thousand six hundred days from we

I no longer
tether in the light
of each door you left ajar-
from retreats
a parchment surface.

Where  you frayed words
more delicate-
to- map moments
as a  creature of inlets
for everything real-
in sense of space,
the breath we shared,
the silence between.

I was yours-
perfectly imperfect.
In our ebb and flow
we timed love
for a new life.

before your death
You willed me wishes
in a half written opus
for me to complete.
Knowing in our son’s days
I would fulfill
and heal.
Grief  bittersweet.


Bridget Seley-Galway, an artist/poet, has exhibited throughout New England, and can also be seen on the Spanish Island Ibiza’s web site. Her poetry has been printed in Provincetown Magazine 2009-2010,Bagel Bards Anthology 2009-2012, and Popt Art 2011-2012. Her art has been presented in 1985 Artist Magazine, 1991 The Review Cape Cod Arts and Antiques, 2005 Cape Arts Review, and picked for the covers of Bagel Bards Anthology #5, Ibbetson Street Press #26-#30.