Tagged: death

between the end and

between the end and
the end of the end, there is
little more to say –

there are memories within
memories that pull us in and out
.
20210523:1350
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finally, spring is

finally, spring is
peeking over the hedges, and
you have decided

to give up, let go, peel away
from this corporal suffering
.
20210330:2057
y

whomever said lambs

whomever said lambs
to the slaughter had little
imagination

of the cruelty that men could
inflict upon other men
.
20210322:0830
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with protection spells,

with protection spells,
great care
must be taken in
word choice –
and still, we
will slip up,
there will be
omissions,
like pandemics,
a deep freeze,
loneliness
.
20210222:2001
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perhaps people rarely

perhaps people rarely
die for good causes –
it’s what the living
clings to to sell
us a tarnished
past, an endurable
present, a
promising future
.
20210122:2337
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your parents called to

your parents called to
say that your childhood turtle
has died – the end of

a long story and threats to
send the aquarium our way
.
20201023:0333
y

to all those who have

at the cemetery,

at the cemetery,
there is enough
new growth
to power the
most decorated
athlete, a reminder
that as much as we
receive, we will be
made to return
.
20200429:1749
y

there is comfort in

there is comfort in
being able to identify
a pattern – in life

or death, we have a better
chance of going down swinging
.
20200414:0935
y

we get in line, take

we get in line, take
turns, buying
groceries, doing
laundry, voting,
waiting for our
turn, six feet in
between,
six feet under
.
20200408:2249
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