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Still

Surely this is all still part of anniversary grief.  He was brilliant, but more than that, he was infinitely imaginative and kind.  My forever friend, you are always welcome to dream with me, and tell me everything. 26 April 2016 … Continue reading

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Sharing

Here is a recent poem I just shared at my favorite poetry blog, Scarriet.   As soon as I had, I felt a little guilty for not posting it here.  Well, I can fix that! I don’t know if you’ll be … Continue reading

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Little Tears and Wings

Today was fine and clear in the afternoon, and I walked out and looked around. Along the main road, I followed an empty lot that was just dry gravel, no pavement. Beside it, I watched for a long time a … Continue reading

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Before and After You Left

See my last post, if there is any mystery to this: Before and After You Left A new looming strangeness grows into the patterns our tired hands have woven since time out of mind. Stand just a shade to the … Continue reading

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Sothseyere

My most beautiful loved one, my conversation partner in letter and song, died three days after Easter two years ago. He left on 23 April 2014. Why should I be remembering him now? Because I never cease to remember. 21 … Continue reading

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11-11

Things got a little stranger than usual last night: 11 November 2015 11 Here and Gone, Alive Soft, as I fall quite asleep all alone, the little hands rise up and shadow the light that wants to leak in, but … Continue reading

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Feathers on Scales

According to some traditions, the soul at death is weighed against a feather. And feathers, by other, more recent traditions, evolved from scales. 4 November 2015 4 New Feathers on New Scales You lift up your throat: It’s constricted by … Continue reading

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All Souls

Something different happened last night:  My two usual poetic measures combined.  They weave in and out of each other here, which may make a first reading a bit stilted.  The lines do scan, if the right emphasis is found. The … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Forever

The 18th of October was my late partner’s birthday. Two years ago I celebrated it with him in Ireland—in a cancer hospital. This is what happened this year: 18 October 2015 18 What You Sought, and What You Found My … Continue reading

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Next to Promised

13 October 2015 13 Our Next-to-Promised Land Little fingers gripped my hand so tightly all last night, they left a set of tiny, bleeding-under-skin remarks. We’re born bereft of why we ever want to wake up here and see this … Continue reading

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