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Imprint on My Heart

She knew they were for me God prompted her, she said when she arrived at the door The orange-sweet roses were past budding The florist lady had handed them to her Said they were too open to sell Just gave … Continue reading

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Perhaps Tomorrow

She sees an unexpected reminder of my past sorrow and falls into dread of her own anniversary date’s arrival Children are not supposed to die before their parents, it is said Hers died without warning, too soon There’s never a … Continue reading

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Grief Lessons

Grief Lessons I picked him up from school the day my dad, his grandpa, died. I needed his company someone to hear me. He was only thirteen. I drove through my tears stopping and starting a flash flood of tears … Continue reading

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Tree Vessel

Take me to the willow that weeps in the garden fragrant with dampness Leaves sway with the wind like an island skirt lush with green A place secret and hidden where no one can see the tears that are shed … Continue reading

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Driftwood (2)

The memory of her heartbreak Comes up suddenly renders it current like bare feet finding driftwood in the sand…hidden,sharp, painful, The bruise lingers long finds a place in the shadows though never far from reach She hopes there’s a beauty … Continue reading

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Gray

Sunshine belies her feelings The only hue she sees today is gray She woke up this morning missing him. It’s been ten years since he died…Some say ‘passed away’ but she calls it like it is…he died And took with … Continue reading

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Encounter with Carmen

She’s been widowed for months We see each other briefly between shifts in our weekly visits to the silent chapel Long months of care giving and now aloneness have etched her face in sorrow and fatigue She looks hungry for … Continue reading

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