Excerpt from I Want to Say by Bridget Nutting

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The following poem appears in our Summer 2014 Digital Issue. Read the rest of Bridget’s poem and the entire issue.

Before day is done and sun sets one final time
I want to say I was here
I loved the changing of each season
Spring’s possibility
Summer’s intensity
Autumns perplexity
Winter’s finality yet to come
I want you to know before I leave
that I liked our day-to-day routines forged by years
of learning each other’s dance
I loved the safety in your arms
the comfort and warmth in your embrace
I came to completely love my life with you
fell in love with the beating of our hearts
the unending mingling of our breath

Posted In Memoriam

Bridget NuttingBRIDGET NUTTING was a longtime friend to TIFERET and participated in our annual Poem-A-Thon from 2014-2016. She was a literary and visual artist who started writing and creating as a child. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals, and her calligraphy and artwork graces walls in homes and offices throughout the world. A Montana native, Bridget called the Pacific Northwest her home until her passing in 2016.