The process of dying can be long and arduous
both for the care giver's
as well for the one nearing his or her end.
There seems to be a waiting,
a silence that is present,
as if the soul is being hollowed out
becoming free of all that holds it back.
So little we understand,
all we can do is go forward in trust,
bearing with whatever comes
and hopefully letting go
with grace when the call comes.