Category Archives: Grieving

#452 – “memory’s rain”

“memory’s rain”   I fold up my recollections try to fit them into the hour but they spread like water spilled from a glass flowing across the surface trickling down the edgeless day until drops have gotten everywhere impossible to … Continue reading

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#451 – “reverie”

“reverie”   and still each tomorrow brings thoughts of yesterday caught in a reverie of too much time   to wait for a later that never would come and a plan for things to do that never got done  

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#450 – “wounded day”

“wounded day”   stuck again inside tremors of sadness and shock   a nightmare hall with no windows or doors to unlock   I walk on a gravel of unwanted change   on a new path that feels otherworldly and … Continue reading

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#449 – “smooth stone”

“smooth stone”   I sit as a sharp despair swallows the moment, your absence, like a Winter refusing the Spring, rips through the hour and into the night like water creasing the smooth stone of time’s reprieve till it’s grooved … Continue reading

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#447 – 2 haiku

2 haiku   a sudden snowfall laying cold waste to the day grief descends again     you’d have loved today its beauty, a struggle I could not escape  

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#446 – old shoes

“old shoes”   it saddens me that my grieving has allowed the laughter in as if suddenly you’re not missed like a pair of thrown out old shoes or a balled up scrap of faded print from yesterday’s news   … Continue reading

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#444 – “echoes in the trees”

“echoes in the trees”   there is movement in the day some small measure of relief   a moment remembered without the sudden weight of grief   your laughter on the cool edge of a passing Winter breeze   your … Continue reading

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#443 – “remains”

“remains”   I am left to wade through this matted ache compressed around my heart   a cluttered museum of grief filled with heartbreaking art   the wind has swept in and blown your life into the past   but … Continue reading

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#442 – 3 haiku – my brother’s last backpack

3 haiku    still have your tattered backpack full of bus schedules nail clippers and snacks   can’t throw away your backpack full of all the things you no longer need   I have your backpack full of the things … Continue reading

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#442 – 5 haiku

5 haiku   and still, it rains on like grey has enveloped all that you left behind   I am angry that you stopped taking your meds and then faded away   I am angry that some strange woman’s voice … Continue reading

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