They knew that time was not on their side
That it wouldn’t be long.
They were trying to get things organised now
To make it easier for her then.
They were changing the car
He had suggested it.
She needed something smaller
Something just for her
She didn’t like driving the one they had, she thought it was too big.
It was a good idea
She just couldn’t bear to think about having something that wasn’t theirs
That he hadn’t been able to drive.
She didn’t want to think about something that they couldn’t share
She didn’t want anything that was just hers
It just didn’t seem right.
She went along with it, knowing it’s what he wanted for her.
It arrived, the car
A new Nissan Cherry
Was delivered and put straight into their garage.
She had no interest in it, no interest in using it.
He wanted to see
His energy was low, it was hard for him to get around
He would not be persuaded to stay in bed
‘I just want to have a look at it’
He wasn’t giving up
She helped him, took him to their garage to see it
‘That’s a good car for you’ he said
He had a look around
Sat down in the driver’s seat
‘Pass me the keys love’
Turning on the ignition he sat for a minute, letting the engine run
The garage fell quiet as he turned off the power to the car
He passed her back the keys.
‘Now love, it’s our car, not a car I’ve never been in, now I’ve had the chance to be in it.’
She helped him back to bed
Thankful he still knew how to make things a little easier.
In loving memory of Mave
Rest In Peace