Category Archives: Family

#436 – “stranded”

“stranded”   I am sluggish in this new world where you no longer walk, strangled by this heavy air that you no longer breathe. I drag murky and bewildered as if I don’t know where I am, as if I’m … Continue reading

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#435 – 5 Haiku

5 haiku     wish you were here for me to put off calling just till tomorrow     it was hard talking — you were so full of illness I just couldn’t hear     guilt; for not wanting … Continue reading

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#434 – “absence”

“absence”   the rain seems endless day after day sometimes a moment of sky shines through but then clouds close in and circle the sun pushing my laughter behind the absence of yours.  

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#433 – 1 Haiku

1 Haiku   a slow rainy day no umbrella to shield me from grief’s dark downpour  

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#432 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   it’s worse than I thought bare trees that won’t bloom again unending Winter   I wish I could know that Winter here is just Spring wherever you are     I hope you were there we laughed … Continue reading

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#429 – 5 haiku

5 haiku   strange hole in the day a piece of the world just gone since you flew away   I am ashamed that I was eager to leave the last time I saw you   I’m not ready to … Continue reading

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#428 – 3 haiku

December 12, 2017   hair and nails so long he looks disappeared beneath his impending death     December 13, 2017   still warm; he looked so much more comfortable than he did yesterday     I could not seem … Continue reading

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#424 – “all that’s left”

“all that’s left”   let’s all sing the blues till we can’t anymore till our secrets are broken and our throats are sore let’s swim out way past where we’re safe and proud let’s hurt together till we all cry … Continue reading

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#421 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   so damaged the space where God’s light can’t lift away his rundown darkness     air, still and sour with so many spilled regrets my brother won’t clean up     who can judge what looks wasted from … Continue reading

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#418 – “broken luggage”

“broken luggage”   he drags along the road his trip, too long for him to bear pulls his life like broken luggage too old and useless to repair what’s inside he doesn’t know and doesn’t seem to care  

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