Elegy for a Diabetic Toe

Mar 5, 2023

You were such a fighter,

We thought you were going to make it…

And here we are — today — saying goodbye.

You were always there,

Providing support and balance.

Maybe we took you for granted,

And for that, we’re sorry.

We didn’t mean to.

Life without you is going to be so strange,

There will be a void like no other,

A missing piece –

Feeling like a shoe that doesn’t quite fit right.

Still, we must carry on,

Trudging through life without you.





University student working on their MA in English. Book reviewer, creative writer and blogger.