The Grey Sweater – Jiangling Liu

Even the day before,
You were still working,
Knitting the sleeve,
Persuading the neighbour,
To sew on the buttons.
The whole winter long,
You made the grey sweater,
Knowing I would be leaving,
Knowing you would miss me,
Knowing I had to go.
But wanting me to be warm and safe,
Even so far away from you.