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written by: Leanne Howard Kenney



I see it
It’s as if it is
My mind sees the
And you dropping behind,
It standstills in my mind.

You haunt my nights
and stalk my days
and I knew I would see you
‘til yesterday,
when your death snuck up on me.

Six months before it happened,
before he’d forgotten to tell me —
the misbegotten —
you appeared,
out of the blue.
Twenty-four years had,
I suspect, vanquished, for you
a dream or two you held true.
And I needed to see you still
to say those words
that would live with me until
I touched your hand, your face, your skin
and breathed you in.
Get you out
from under my skin

And how could he have forgotten
to tell me, the misbegotten.
An afterthought, I am not.
You’re a part of who I am
like it or not.

And I will be OK.
I will see you again.
Because that’s just who I am.
I know where you and I stand.



Leanne Howard Kenney

Leanne Howard Kenney

My name is Leanne Howard Kenney. I am a former speechwriter and press secretary for former San Diego City Councilmember current San Diego County Supervisor, Ron Roberts. I am a former Sportswriter. A former political writer. A former public relations copy writer. A former newspaper reporter. A former . . . Apparently, I am a former writer. Well, that is not quite true. I have been writing poetry on my own for quite a while. And, I have been writing the odd article here and there for my own and my friends' pleasure for years. I started posting my poetry approximately a year ago. Where they came from, I know not. I am just glad they came. I hope you enjoy what I have to say.
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