Tag Archives: mourning

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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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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I should be baking cake or inflating black balloons or making dinner plans but there’s nothing to celebrate that’s live so I’ll give you this moment of my should be doings instead of this intolerable is.

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mourning (for Joan)

that feeling does not dissipate when ashes scatter it stays to hold us after arms are gone it is the words she cannot say fluttering beneath her sternum that voice caged stretching in her chest for three years sighs as she … Continue reading

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