Tag Archives: loss

empty pedestals

After the stones fall we should have something here bigger than the bones of a war lost but still dug up over and over, resurrecting dead who simply want sleep we should have a monument to loss but it needs … Continue reading

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How the light gets in

for LC I was going to list your loss as the topper to a very bad week– first America and now you but your words listened to with eyes closed say you would have waited for this eager, open to … Continue reading

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Lackawanna, burning

Bethlehem is burning it must be a metaphor for this city this life this politics sending ash into eyes almost like  smoke other older factories striped into sky at scheduled intervals but this black startles seen from my ridge 20 … 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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There is no Prince

You are no prince riding to my rescue. The castle is long breached, and I still sleep, covered over by nettles, or roses– it does not matter which, as long as there is that sting to thread blood in cursive across skin, a language of … Continue reading

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silver (anniversary)

You have become less you and more an if only. You are bigger than the reason I hate Februarys. You are more than a sound. you are larger, but lighter than the sum of your bones and the shape of … Continue reading

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For Stephanie

You loved children. You taught vacation bible school in the summers. You worked on the church nativity scenes, but what I want to know what I need to know is that, just once and maybe more than once you opened … Continue reading

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