Well, when they're gone that's when you get to write about them, Ruth. Then you can say what ever you want! btw, I hate that gosamer stuff wrapping itself all over you, isn't that the worst? Great poem, you're writing just fine.
A feeling I've shared so many times but are these not the feelings that create so many more feelings in which we are able to dip into for touching poetry, the bittersweet feelings that create the words of our hearts and souls, you made me feel the pain of the poem and the hope of reading more of your work. Thank you.