An Angel’s Smile

Three years you prayed
for a second chance
for release from the pain,
for remission from your disease.

But as the cancer spread
so did your smile onto
everyone whose life you touched.

On that quiet morning,
you slipped away
and flew into the heavens
where you would no longer suffer.

We find comfort in your escape
and linger on the memories
of a beautiful angel’s smile.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

For Yani

Inspired by: “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan

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