Don’t Quit

‘Dont Quit’ by John Greenleaf Whittier.

Don’t Quit: Instruction or inner voice?
A poem pinned poignantly to his fridge.
I weighed each word, line by line.

DW had just taken his life.

Dead quiet ,

Decoupled from flesh –

Life drifts on


DW was an avid rower. His ashes greet the tide at Putney Bridge on the River Thames.