Tag Archives: death

today daylight

today daylight increments smaller than hope (that bitch knows we have ahead of us a season of ice short days blue shadows angled light but I’ll gladly add the seconds to an appreciable difference) time is like that a change … Continue reading

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For Jimmie

When a poet dies the land is not poorer because it holds bones loosely that once sang the resonance of stone and understood what leaves whispered When a poet dies the air echoes her mouth shaping sound that kiss of breath in her voice … Continue reading

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(a)Wake

He was with me in the sunlight pressing blocks into carpet, heat kissing the tips of his black shoes shiny while I played the shoelace game with my small fingers always unraveling his knots– and then he wasn’t there, but … Continue reading

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Small stone 1/14

The finch is quiet, though still wings remember heat– arcs of flight fading

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if death is truly the road to awe

if beauty is in the breaking down & the taking up of matter, growth/decay intimately twined into this weave, our fabric unraveled & reknit if death is the beginning journey both becoming & unbecoming, let something live sing & thread through these bones … Continue reading

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haiku heights: birth

equinox, mabon the wheel balances & turns from birth to fading there is evenness between light and dark today, the birth of autumn

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stay

stay, he said when I asked what he wanted stay, when I could do nothing but provide the most human things; touch, eyes, and a voice next to his bed we spoke of irony, how the disease he studied claimed him … Continue reading

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