• memories,  my muse

    remembering

    erin walker :: august 6, 1977 – october 23, 1994   when i close my eyes   she’s too young to be forgotten her world has only just begun her future is an empty slate waiting to be filled and i see her standing there when i close my eyes   dancing in the sky over moonbeams, around clouds starlight in her eyes angels in her hair and i see her when i close my eyes   child of the sunlight daughter of the day sleeping on bed of roses with flowers in her hair   the wind it softly kissed her cheek the raindrops fell like tears   and i see her when i close my eyes   a thousand white candles their flames dancing with the air as rocks play tag with ocean   she’s fast asleep never to be woken   and i see her when i close my eyes   © catherine healy October 23, 1994 She was 17. We had finally ended up in the same school after years of being in different ones. She has just started CEGEP. Her mother, Heather and my mother grew up together. Erin and I grew up together (although not always the best of friends). Our children were supposed to grow up together. Only that never happened. On this day eleven years ago, Erin and her mother were in a fatal car accident. Heather passed away immediately and Erin was diagnosed as brain dead passing away only the following…