Tagged: loss

you showed passion for

you showed passion for
every sixteenth thing, which is,
statistically, an

achievement. and now we are
at a loss, missing your smile
.
20210524:2040
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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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in the middle of

in the middle of
a pandemic, wondering
what restoration

feels like is a privilege
reserved for the back of the line
.
20210102:1316
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here we are – setting

here we are – setting
the table in front of three
different versions of

mama’s curry chicken, a taste
of home within easy reach
.
20201231:1035
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two days before the

two days before the
new year, there is less bustling,
less homecoming, less

celebration, and more effort
to be together in spirit
.
20201230:0938
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in a pandemic,

in a pandemic,
everyone is practicing
getting over the

hump of the holidays without
our loved ones – here’s to stuffing
.
20201228:2028
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because we can stave

because we can stave
off hunger for much longer,
treasure these moments

when we are together, stow
them away for a rainy day
.
20201223:1553
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no one belongs to

no one belongs to
no one else – we recognize
this in loss, pain, in

separation two days before
christmas in a pandemic
.
20201223:1450
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perhaps we will have

perhaps we will have
sweet potatoes from our garden
next year – places to

go, people to see, moments
to share – vaccinated and free
.
20201221:1241
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we’ve been here before –

we’ve been here before –
six days before christmas and
not yet home – somehow,

it feels different, homeward bound
plays in the distance, with teeth
.
20201219:1050
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