Tagged: observance

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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a string of lights is

across two calendars

across two calendars
the anniversary of his
death has begun, on the
fifth of january, in
this lunar new year
four-thousand-and-
eleven. there are
advantages to
measuring time
this way, but losing
someone twice
each year is
immeasurable
.
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here is the ceremony

here is the ceremony
of you, showing
up, bearing only
memories. here is
the ceremony of
us, sharing the
procedure
for
steeping the perfect
cup of tea over
a makeshift
conversation,
observing the
caesura that suddenly
appeared in our hearts
.
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