Tagged: dying

in between comfort

in between comfort
and condolences are words
that roll across the

tongue like hard stones, tasteless and
deficient, hard to swallow
.
20221129:1453
y

perhaps the spirit

perhaps the spirit
knows when it is on its way
out, reaching across

borders and time zones to connect,
reconnect before it departs
.
20221118:1500
y

in dying, there is

in dying, there is
life still and more – an universe
of chance hanger-ons,

ready and willing to become
part of a transformation
.
20221112:1245
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

between the flower

between the flower
beds and the hummingbird feeders
is a battlefield

of drunken, dead, and dying
bumblebees, we wash our hands
.
20210616:1908
y

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
y

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

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
y

to all those who have

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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