Remembering Johnnie

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Sundays at four for how many years?
I really have no idea. Fifteen years?
Twenty? The last five or six at Johnnie’s house…
My husband knew her well close to fifty years.
Her light is now extinguished for the dawn has come.
But for so many people the light of day has dimmed,
for Johnnie has awakened to dawn.

Johnnie Dickson, 1930-2020