It is still so new & all we see is the empty space,
but that is not how it is in the landscape of the heart.
There, there is no empty space & she still laughs
& grapples with ideas & plans & nods wisely
with each of us in turn.
We are proud to have known her.
We are proud to have called her friend.
whisper her name.
she will forever remain here.
she took every advantage.
to enjoy the moments.
do not take them for granted.