And so a widowed pair head past the padlocked swings and into church for evensong.
Inside the archway,Hold the things you love, remembering they could be lost. But the Communion of Saints says that, when you bow to pray and worship, not only are you in communion with the Divine, but you're also part of the saints through all time and all space - however wide through space that Communion one day could be scattered - to share in loving the eternal God with all those who ever looked to Jesus and said "my Lord and my God." Including friends "not there".
the priest greets them with a courteous nod.
He's close to God.
Looking back at days of four instead of two.
Years seem so few (four instead of two).
Heads bent in prayer
for friends not there.