Tag Archives: death

survivor guilt – February 26

2.26.2018 in wartime guns rattle, ied’s level the guys next to you, and some come home in pieces, while others in only guises and varieties of a whole.   why me, why not me why them, and I’m still here … Continue reading

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a partner goes away – June 11

6.11.2016 a partner goes away, her partner sitting in the front row while her brother and their son talk of what a wonderful person mom was.   and dad just sits, almost alone, a grown child to one side but … Continue reading

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easter miss – March 27

3.27.2016 [easter miss] dry tired face belying festive garb   follower of a dead noble leader   that misses the move, the rise, the difference.   and with it the joy. ——————

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packing bag – November 24

11.24 (10.5).2015 packing bag socks shirts underwear heart   will it be needed when we arrive   at the final stop. ———————-

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early lessons – August 12

8.12.2015 we hated little Stevie obnoxious little Stevie spoiled, spoiled spoiled Stevie who never came back.   he called his brother Gibby, he called my friend Gibby, because he couldn’t say Gilbert but we didn’t know that.   the leukemia … Continue reading

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osprey mother – July 20

7.20.2015 osprey mother slips away wing clipping the wire   the talons beak fine strong corpus no longer matter   in the world of instinct to be wounded is to die.   she sits on the low timber, wing askew, … Continue reading

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sonorous voices – April 22

4.22.2015 sonorous voices almost too perfect as if funereal was a verb.   as in, to funeralize, to speak smoothly, beautifully, hopefully with just the right sob in the throat and cheer-cheeked peek into the sky.   i hope to … Continue reading

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