Category Archives: Grief

For You

The full stop Bringing you up short The permanent ending Winding you Breath not yet returned Sleep your enemy Waking his ally Loss is weighty Like bags of peat On shoulders already weak With the wrackings of tears The love … Continue reading

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Hitting A Hollow

The silent scream carries Heard by you And you And you Not them The punches and the kicks Tread water, find air, hit a hollow Stranger Danger mockery A known foe Don’t think I didn’t warn you Precocious madam Older … Continue reading

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Lullabies to Henry

As petals stretched on glass Brittle, exquisite in fragility I see through you Your soul resting, out of time 1916 sees you arrive 1945 your first 1957 your second Those years a part of you grew into two 2010 and … Continue reading

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Her Wardrobe

Pretty maids all in a row Dancing at every swing of the hinge Mothballs carrying the smell of time Your mirror reflects only maple now No more lips to paint and lashes to coat What once towered over Now stands … Continue reading

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Goodbye

My rocket ship shot higher All the way past the moon It left behind my world below My escape coming soon Goodbye to hatred Apathy and fear Goodbye to the patronizing “Calm down dear” Goodbye to expectation From day one … Continue reading

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In remembrance of Mo

The darkest boy I ever saw Velveteen A newly hatched butterfly I asked to touch your face You let me I asked to touch your eyelashes I’d never seen such beauty You chased and I ran Circles in, circles out … Continue reading

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