Tagged: death

we have harvested

we have harvested
yesterday’s tomatoes for
today’s pasta, a

bouquet of fresh basil gave
up its breath to top it off
.
20220920:2237
y

one by one, fallen

one by one, fallen
icons are reborn, time and
again – we retell

tales and make up stories to
fill in the glamorous gaps
.
20220909:1627
y

in the end, we may

in the end, we may
not find symmetry before
it finds us, only

if we are lucky, slipping
into an unwakeable sleep
.
20220817:1444
y

perhaps in the end,

perhaps in the end,
our batteries will simply
swell beyond what our

bodies can withstand, too late to
backup, to transfer, to transcend
.
20220630:0152
y

we wait all day for

we wait all day for
something to happen – in the
microcosm of

our backyard – life, death, and the
great escape, if only for now
.
20220517:1724
y

in the end, we will

in the end, we will
have spent more time staring up
through the raised arms of

our fig tree than down at those whose
humanity is being erased
.
20220310:2106
y

in the hushed pockets

in the hushed pockets
behind the front teeth, the taste of
salt when the tears still

come after twelve years, looking
up at the five-day-old moon
.
20220205:2315
y

apologies to

apologies to
the silent snail living in
our perilla plant

stamped to death by a white-tailed buck,
startled by a light in the house
.
20210822:1926
y

across the distance

across the distance
of countless shores, feelings get
clogged up, polluted

by proximate priorities –
we wait to be pulled closer
.
20210821:1422
y

we will gather at

we will gather at
least seven times to pay our
respects, say goodbye –

for both the dead and the living,
loss takes longer to sink in
.
20210819:1747
y