Tag Archives: loss

Stillness

In the early morning When the only sounds Were the awakening birds The distant footering of careful nursing The breathing of the ventilator I sat with you I held you I stroked you Stunned Perceiving for you Witnessing On your … Continue reading

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The Infinite Wild Ever

In this place of rest There is a gentle peace Of very still repose That goes on and on Embraced by clay And covered in bark Witnessed by birds And hares And frogs And growing trees And Scottish sun That … Continue reading

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Stones

This stone On top of that stone On top of this stone On top of that stone Until reality is rebuilt When the edifice collapses Which stones are the ones To carry the load? To put at the root To … Continue reading

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Thank you to a friend

I thank you From my heart You were so kind And you cared So very much With your easy smile And your beautiful eyes You opened yourself to me As I opened myself to you So that we helped each … Continue reading

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Greetings from Devon

I discovered the last postcard My brother ever sent He sent it to my mother She kept it faithfully Beside her birth certificate And her marriage certificate Where it waited to be found 34 years later 4 years after she … Continue reading

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Drift Would

And I As though a tree Semi-sunk Bobbing up Wet through Not quite afloat H2O held together By power of will And force of life Parodying Some distant version Of a self I used to see in the mirror Before … Continue reading

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Sticky Transition

All of this is sticky The transition across The mysterious divide Intertwined, in cosmic gunk So that I am in your death And you are in my life Superglued together softly with goo Simultaneously everlasting And yet sadly, not Held … Continue reading

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