Category Archives: Grieving

#455 – “parade”

“parade”   here it comes without you like some hurtful parade   where childless mothers and motherless children walk with raw hearts unmade   filled all at once with sorrow and love and longing interwoven like thread   as they … Continue reading

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#453 – 4 haiku

4 haiku   gusts of memory knock me off balance; then the raw stillness of grief   I wanted more time I promise I would have called and come to see you     I still can’t fathom you not … Continue reading

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#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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