The Orange Room Review

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Leaving Him There

by Amy L. George

We cast his ashes

upon the waters.

The hand we held

as children


as do his stories,

the scent of his aftershave,

calm of his voice,

all drowned out

by wave and wind.

We whisper goodbye.

The boat pulls away

from the site

and I wonder

how many others

have left grandfathers

to the embrace

of the sea.

AMY L. GEORGE attained her MFA in Creative Writing from National University. Her writing has been published in various journals such as MiPOesias and Word Catalyst Magazine.She is currently the general editor of Bird's Eye reView.She resides in South Carolina with her husband and two psychotic cats.