Your daughter found you
hanging from a rope in the basement
your swollen barefeet
barely reaching her head.
Your sons ran to save their youngest
as her screams rang through a motherless house.
Too late to revive you
as one breathes the air you gave him
back into your lungs
and another pounds on the heart
that wasn't enough.
Too late to save you;
too soon to call the others
and share the pain
of a lonely family.