Too Soon

I run my hand back and forth atop the blades.

My eyes look anywhere but the slab of granite before me.

I pull my hand away. It tingles from the memory.

It’s too soon for goodbye. I leave without saying a word.


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50 thoughts on “Too Soon

  1. the blades don’t have to be that of knives. I am thinking of you kneeling in the grass, your hands tossing the tall blades, refusing to look at the tombstone and your loss…how deep and profound it is in that moment. You don’t have words.
    I liked it, it touched an aching piece of me , but I liked the imagery of it.

      1. it was really lovely and sad. My baby brother (34) died very suddenly in December so I felt these words with you…
        having no words is a place I’ve been often over the past few months.

      2. I’m so sorry to hear that! The person I was thinking of when I wrote this has been gone quite a while. Sometimes I still don’t know what to say.

      3. and you said it with your words so well. (I didn’t mean to bring my own sad to the table) I felt the connection with the words and that makes great writing.

    1. Haha – Everyone thinks this one is sinister! I promise it isn’t. The clues will lead you there 🙂 Or the comments. Haha

      1. Now I get it! Lol! I guess we don’t open our minds enough to other possibilities, nor do we think outside of the obvious. Nice job!

  2. This is exactly how I feel about losing people, whether it’s death or just moving on. I hate goodbyes. Very nicely done, Arden, and not creepy at all. More wistful, I think.

  3. “It’s too soon for goodbye”So poignant and says it all!A beautifully touching piece about untimely deaths and forced farewells Arden,love it”:-)


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