Tagged: grandfather

t-minus two days

t-minus two days
till the ninth anniversary
of our loss, your death –

all the religion in the world
could not reopen our channels
.
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my mother and her

my mother and her
father and his mother and
most likely so forth

made tea extraordinary,
simply by leaning forward
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: tea

we are observing

we are observing
another anniversary
of your death, when
all of a sudden, years
are pressed more
tightly together, days
are returned with
renewed polish,
and our centers
are suspended, not quite
sure which way to topple
.
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the moon that came for

the moon that came for
my grandpa was the one that
came out tonight – a

bloodless grin so familiar,
even the cheshire cat paused
.
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even this morning,

even this morning,
i am hearing for the first
time the tale of grandpa,
bringing home
a pot of Madagascar
periwinkle, and how
his business thrived
for as long as the
garden blossomed
and his seven
buds bloomed
.
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during the fifth

during the fifth
anniversary of your
passing, we were
and were no longer
residuals. i didn’t
say anything, you
didn’t say
anything, but our
bodies sighed
infinitives –
to live, to live,
to touch, to
endure –
nothing
so finite
.
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nothing beats the sound

like sweet tobacco

like sweet tobacco
packed expertly into his
favorite pipe, grandpa’s

heart was stuffed with a solid
kind of love, one with no wires
.
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with our hearts within

with our hearts within
our hands, we can
round out a fifth
dimension, using
only your grandpa’s
tools to fine-tune each
curve, extend yesteryear’s
impressions –
i love when you
pull out the old things
to make them new
.
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you have to know your